Teachers at Griffith's biggest high school have sent a letter to the education minister, threatening to strike if their demands are not met.
In a letter addressed to Sarah Mitchell, NSW Minister for Education and Early Learning, the Murrumbidgee Regional High School (MRHS) Federation Workforce Committee call on the minister to address the "issues plaguing the school".
The teachers' demands include offering teachers better incentives, reducing staff workload and giving both sites their own principal.
The letter also calls on Ms Mitchell to correct "inaccurate" information from herself and the Department of Education.
If these demands are not met, the letter states teachers will "do what is necessary to secure the staffing required", which "may include further political or industrial action".
According to the MRHS Federation Workforce Committee, the school continues to struggle with serious staffing shortages, including eight current vacancies.
"Classes continue to be collapsed and or provided with minimal supervision due to the Department's failure to engage casual, temporary, and permanent teachers," the letter states.
The workforce committee says both MRHS sites experience extreme difficulty attracting teachers and will continue to do so until "four point incentives" are offerred to staff.
Four point incentives includes a 50 per cent rental subsidy for staff.
If nothing has changed by the start of Term 3, it would be safe to say there will be action.Jenna Woodland, Griffith Teachers Association president
The letter also states teachers need to be given more time to collaborate across both sites and each site should be given its own full-time principal.
But the MRHS Federation Workforce Committee says these responses have included "inaccurate" information that the school was overstaffed or that student enrolments have increased.
Speaking to The Area News, Griffith Teachers Association president Jenna Woodland says MRHS teachers want this innaccurate information "retracted and corrected" by the education minister.
Ms Woodland admitted she was "not confident" the letter would directly result in any reform.
"Regardless of what we say or do, the education minister is not prepared to listen," she said.
"Every time we bring something to her attention she comes back with a false statement."
The teachers association president said if no change had come about by the start of Term 3 on July 12 it would be "safe to say" there would be strikes.
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