OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The walkout is a chance for school support staff to make their voices heard.
But for some, it's also a time where they don't know where the next paycheck is coming from.
"Am I going to have a job tomorrow or not? That gives the decision to have to look for work elsewhere so I can have something to support my family? Because I don't know how long it will be until I can go back to work," Edmond bus driver Ronda Peterson said.
"You're giving up so much. You could have picked up something temporary elsewhere to pay your bills. But we have people who just really, truly believe in the fight," Jenks Middle School teacher Victoria Vargas said.
"I feel uncomfortable taking any of that. I don't feel very comfortable about it, it's just not a place I want to be. We all want to take care of ourselves and provide for ourselves," Curran said.
These employees will make up the pay as schools make up days later this year. Districts like Jenks are waiting until staff is back on campus to determine how quickly the school year will end.
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