CLASSES at David Livingstone Senior Secondary School in Schauderville, Port Elizabeth, were disrupted for the second time in as many weeks yesterday when parents and pupils marched to the office of the Education Department's district director.
School governing body member Marcus Klate said they handed over a memorandum and expected a response within seven days.
"We have discovered that some teachers were paid two notches less. In 2008, the department changed the status of the school to a dual-medium school. That caused an influx of learners ... We have 25 teachers and ... should have 33.
"We are not in a position to pay salaries to teachers as this is a no-fees school. We want the department to pay all temporary and substitute teachers, and appoint them on a permanent basis," he said.
Classes are expected to resume today.
The department did not respond to requests for comment. – Yoliswa Sobuwa