Letter from Mr. Barker (#REDforED)
April 21, 2018
Dear Ridgeline Academy Families:
As you have heard, Arizona educators have been participating in statewide efforts to increase awareness for teacher and staff salaries and the need for additional public education funding. These efforts have included rallies at the State Capitol, walk-ins like the one we recently held on our campus, as well as public social media campaigns.
Last Thursday night the Arizona Education Association and its teacher members voted to enact a walk out beginning on Thursday, April 26th. While our Ridgeline educators are not members of the Arizona Education Association professionally, this action has the potential to affect educators and institutions statewide.
Ridgeline Academy supports our educators and educators across the state. As such, we are working to determine the impact on school operations should our teachers choose to participate in the walk out. In the event of a work stoppage, we will make every effort to keep our campus open. If we do not have adequate staff to provide a safe and quality learning environment for our students, we may have to close campus or alter our daily schedule.
We will do everything we can to ensure you are fully informed of any disruptions to our students’ education and certainly let you know of any changes to our normal daily schedule with as much advance notice as possible.
We appreciate our dedicated employees who continue to focus on meeting the needs of our students. Thank you for your continued support of Ridgeline Academy, our teachers, and most importantly your students.