Protect teachers injured in the line of duty!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The House of Representatives approved HB 165 by a vote of 67 to 20. It will be heard on Wednesday, May 25, when the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee convenes at 9:30 A.M. Please click here to send members of the committee a message. Tell them to vote NO on HB 165!

Each year, nearly a dozen educators across the state are harmed in the line of duty - sometimes so badly that they are severely injured or even permanently disabled.

Current law entitles them to full pay for injury or disability caused by a student or if by helping a student or other person. But the House of Representatives passed a bill that could force injured and disabled teachers to lose their income

HB 165 would limit full pay to just one year in most cases. After that, educators would have to rely on workers’ compensation. That’s just about two-thirds of their salary. Click here and tell the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee to vote NO on HB 165!

 

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