About 60 Osceola County educators were part of the thousands statewide who took to Tallahassee on Monday — taking a personal day from work — to join the #FundOurFutureFl rally in the state capitol.
According to the Facebook page of the Osceola County Educators Association (the county’s teachers union), which well-documented the trip, buses left Monday at 6:30 a.m., spent the day rallying in a rainy Tallahassee before returning home around 9:30 p.m.
While part of the trip included gathering at a function at the Leon County Civic Center, teachers did not get the opportunity for a an audience in front of state legislators.
“We were outside while the education subcommittee was meeting. OCEA is in touch with our legislators throughout the year,” a Monday post on the union’s Facebook page read. “We will also be sending teams to lobby during session, which officially starts (Monday).”
Whether they attended the rally or stayed behind Monday at schools and in classrooms, Osceola educators were encouraged to wear red Monday in solidarity and support for the rally and teachers statewide.