Teachers, parents, and students are calling on the Waterloo Board of Education to sign a new contract with School Superintendent Terri Bavis. Holding signs, the group demonstrated in downtown Waterloo last night.
In an email last week, Bavis announced she was a finalist for at least one other job opportunity — after the Board of Education failed to sign a contract extension that was approved by a vote of 7-1. Board members have not said what the reasons are behind the stalled contract talks.
Teachers last week released a video showing their support for Bavis. She is the first woman to become the Waterloo School Superintendent. She was hired in April 2016 and given a 3-year contract with a starting salary of $151,000.