My daughter has spent this year teaching at a school that opened this year under the state's voucher system. She and the other teachers were not paid between Nov. and March, then got a lump payment on March 31 when voucher money came in. Since the voucher money went to salary already due them, now they have not been paid since March 31.
Each pay day, the administrator just ignores the fact that it's payday - no explanation, no thanks for being understanding. A couple of times he's told them that checks would be available the next day - including one time when he told them to come to the school at 3 p.m. on a Saturday to pick them up. He didn't show up, and has also scheduled then skipped other meetings.
They recently filed a complaint with the state labor board and contacted their state senator and the department of education. The press is chomping at the story.
Should they go public? She loves her kids. She also feels guilty every time the administrator brings a prospective teacher for next year on a tour of the school. Her thinking is that if this goes public she can safe other teachers from this mess, and if the school is closed now, rather than in the middle of a school year, it will allow the kids to avoid changing schools midyear.