SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) - Teachers in the Springboro School District haven't seen a pay raise since 2006.
Their current contract expires on June 30th.
Right now contract negotiations are taking place between the district and the Springboro Education Association.
Dozens of people packed the parking lot of the board offices for a rally to support the 330 teachers here in the school district.
A statement on the district's website, says if the current contract holds up, it would cost the district an additional 5.7 million in payroll and another 5.6 million in insurance over the next five years and the district can't afford that.
The district's current financial forecast presents NO increase in payroll or medical insurance costs for the next five years.
Parents here at the rally tell 2 NEWS good teachers are leaving the district because of the pay and benefits and it needs to stop.
"I moved here 6 years ago. I moved here because of the schools and I stay here because of the city and the schools. We have wonderful teachers. I'm fortunate, my kids are almost through the system and yet it affects my property values. It affects morale of the city. It is very important that we are here to support and show support for our teachers," says Sarah Jobe.
The district declined to comment on the rally.
"I expect the snow to start falling sometime after 9 p.m. Friday night." - 2 NEWS Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis
Police will be meeting with prosecutors in the "near future" to determine what charges a person of interest will face in connection with Tuesday's shooting in West Carrollton, officials there announced.
Firefighters were called to an east Dayton home Friday morning.
Here's a happy problem: Deciding whether to take some Mega Millions money now or take all of it over 30 years.
As many as a third of Ohio third-graders scored below a new literacy target on fall reading tests that provide the first view of how many may be at risk of failing a grade this year.