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Teacher's negative feedback discussed at school board meeting

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The results of a recent state teacher survey were shared Tuesday night during the school board meeting. The results of a recent state teacher survey were shared Tuesday night during the school board meeting.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

If it were up to the teachers, some administrators at several New Hanover County Schools might have to look for a new job. The results of a recent state teacher survey were shared Tuesday night during the school board meeting tonight.

The results from Ashley High School has sparked concern from parents and students. Only 21 percent of the teachers surveyed at Ashley High reported feeling protected from duties that interfered with teaching students.

Ashley Sophomore Eason Saffo spoke at Tuesday's meeting advocating for two teachers who he says have been treated unfairly by the administration.

"It makes me really worried because like what does that say about our school? Because the people that push you the hardest and make you work hard, it's basically saying that we don't need to work hard or be pushed academically. We don't need to work hard or be pushed academically," Saffo explained.

Despite the negative feedback, Dr. LaChawn Smith's presentation showed that more than 82 percent of New Hanover County teachers say the school is a good place to work and learn. However, the actual increase from 2012 to 2014 was only .8%, from 81.9% in 2012 to 82.7% in 2014. 

Some School board members say teachers need to be surveyed more often.

"It really speaks to their comfort level in the classroom and with their administration. We've got some great administrators in our school system and they do a great job and they may not realize that they're not reaching out enough to the teacher or you know including them in some of those processes," Covil said.

The board plans to discuss the implementation of an annual teacher survey at their work session July 15. 

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