BREAKING NEWS PG&E to turn off power to multiple counties starting midnight Full Story

$24K raised through teacher walkout fundraiser

In less than two days, a small group of people raised thousands of dollars to support teachers and their students in ...

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 3:56 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2018 3:56 PM

In less than two days, a small group of people raised thousands of dollars to support teachers and their students in the event of a walkout on April 2.

Dan Droege joined a group called the Community-Wide Steering Committee, which is trying to coordinate local resources if the school shutdown happens. This past weekend he and several others decided to start a fundraiser to help with that effort.

After a few phone calls, they collected $24,000. Droege said this impressive fundraising haul should send a message to state lawmakers.

"I think it's a shot across the bow to legislators who've not been taking us seriously that we mean business in Bartlesville," Droege said. "We're tired of the malarkey that we've received in the last year and tried to convince legislators how important it is that we have adequate funding for not only our teachers but the whole system."

Part of the donations will help local organizations, like the Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville, that plan to step in if the school shuts down. The rest of the money will also cover some of the costs of transportation for teachers who would like to rally in Oklahoma City during the walkout.

"It would be outrageous to have our teachers have to go down there on their own dollar when they're already underpaid," Droege said.

The goal now is to raise $40,000 in total, which Droege he said would hopefully be enough to fund their initiatives as long as the walkout might last.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 807451

Reported Deaths: 15583
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2669886504
Riverside581781189
San Bernardino54386925
Orange530691214
San Diego46331775
Kern31865367
Fresno28199382
Sacramento22183406
Alameda21136406
Santa Clara21030311
San Joaquin20194441
Contra Costa16469205
Stanislaus16452351
Tulare15970263
Ventura12664150
Imperial11835317
San Francisco11076101
San Mateo9843150
Monterey980771
Santa Barbara9037113
Merced8872142
Kings763177
Sonoma7369122
Marin6694117
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer356745
San Luis Obispo354429
Butte281944
Yolo279555
Santa Cruz23309
Sutter170511
Napa166913
San Benito134011
Yuba11537
El Dorado11094
Mendocino90818
Shasta80617
Lassen7400
Glenn5783
Tehama5465
Lake53911
Nevada5337
Colusa5296
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31714
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 70°
Paradise
Few Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 47°
Red Bluff
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 77°
Willows
Few Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 73°
A RED FLAG WARNING will be in place Saturday night through Monday evening due to strong winds and dry weather predicted.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events