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Dozens gather to rally for teachers in Martin County

Posted: 6:25 PM, Aug 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-25 18:25:24-04

Parents, teachers, and students gathered Saturday to support teachers in Martin County schools. 

They lined up along the corners of Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart to get people to vote yes on a millage tax increase that will help improve teacher salaries. 

They say they not only hope it helps retain valuable teachers but also help with recruiting other high-quality teachers. 

"We have awesome teachers that do a great job for our kids and I just want the teachers to get paid for what they do...they've overperformed," said a father.

"We can't do it without the help of the community. It has to happen and it's time," said Donna Jacobsen, a teacher. 

People at the event walked across the Roosevelt Bridge wearing red in support of education.