The teachers at Burnsville High School have been out of a contract for almost an entire year now. The motto is to put the students first, but how can the teachers put the students first if they are put last. This has made it difficult for the teachers to help the students for a couple of reasons. First off the teachers aren’t allowed to grade students papers outside of the classroom meaning they get less time to put together lesson plans, print things off, etc. Another reason this whole contract absence has made it difficult for the teachers is because they can’t respond to school emails outside of school making it so that they can’t answer the students questions about assignments or just educational questions in general. The contracts need to be validated soon simply not just for the students but out of respect for the teachers and all that they have done for the Burnsville community.