Teachers determined to help one of their own
COLUMBUS, OH — Despite being told that they couldn't give their sick days to their dying friend, the teachers in the Johnstown-Monroe schools have found another way to honor a beloved custodian, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Teachers and staff will throw a "We Love Mike Benefit" on Sunday to raise money for custodian Mike Revercomb, who is dying of terminal cancer, the article stated.
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According to the article, the benefit will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Johnstown High School performing arts center and will include a silent auction, raffle and performance by several local comedians.
When teachers and staff wanted to donate sick days to Revercomb, who will run out of his own in March, they were told by district officials that state law forbade the board from establishing a sick-leave donation policy for nonunion employees such as Revercomb, the article noted.
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