PHOENIX (KSAZ) - As Arizona's teacher walkout continues, many have talked about the proposed 20% pay increase. Some teachers in the Valley, however, are worried they won't see all of the money.
Some teachers with the Scottsdale Unified School District say if the legislature does pass the funding bill, they are worried that the district's governing board might not pass the funding on, in the form of pay raises.
On Wednesday, hundreds of teachers went to the district offices with a loud message:
"No deal, no school," the teachers chanted.
"Let us have a voice on where the money goes," said one woman at the protest. "Let us use the funding, let us support our children in the classroom. Just give us what we need to create the next generation of successful children."
"I'm worried that if we get the money, it's gonna go all to the beginning teachers, which is what's happened in the past," said another woman at the protest. "I was getting a half a percent raise this year."
"We are not being listened to," said another person who attended the protest. "We believe that all the players should be at the table to decide where this money goes."
None of the school board members came out to meet the teachers, but according to a statement from the district:
"Our Governing Board hasn't voted on how to spend funds that have not yet been approved by the legislature."