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MEA says Buena Vista teachers were not paid

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The ongoing saga involving the Buena Vista School District has taken another unexpected turn.

Despite getting assistance from the state, The Michigan Education Association says the district allegedly did not pay the district's teachers on Friday.

The state of Michigan sent $400,000 to the district to help keep class in session. But teachers were apparently not paid. Those teachers have not received a pay check since May 10.

The MEA also says that teachers who are sick have also been barred from calling in substitute teachers.

"The teachers in the Buena Vista School District have made numerous sacrifices on behalf of their students, and they deserve to get paid for the work they do so they can feed their families," MEA Executive Director Gretchen Dziadosz said. "Teachers and their students should not be made to suffer for the school district's financial mismanagement and Gov. Rick Snyder's lack of support for public education."

The school district had to shut its doors after running out of money to pay staff on May 6. The school district then received funding and reopened on May 20.

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