We have three spots open for the school board where I teach. Two of the candidates are campaigning on the promise that they will cut teacher pay in order to restore certain amenities. Their premise is we should only be payed for the hours we are with the children actually teaching. They do not think we should be payed for planning time or meeting time. They have even gone so far as to say we should not be payed for the 40 minutes 2 times a week the students are at specials. Someone said to them that teachers need time to plan. Their response was, " They chose their career, so I guess they should have thought of that before they went into education." Also, they have stated we would no longer be provided with health insurance benefits because we are only part time employees. Does anyone really think this could ever happen? Has anyone ever heard of this happening in a school district?