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Teachers Karla Magallanes, Mario Magallanes and Ernesto Mellado were among the more than 60 Calexico Unified School District educators who attended Wednesday’s rally to ask for a new contract. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

CALEXICO — Opposing working with an expired contract for the last four years, more than 60 teachers from the Calexico Unified School District held up signs at a rally Wednesday afternoon to let the community know of their situation.

Associated Calexico Teachers President Darla Dreesen said the teachers have not had a raise for four years.

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Calexico teachers Juan Rodriguez and Franco Nunez hold up signs to voice their displeasure over their low pay. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

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Several CUSD teachers hold up signs to passing cars, many of which sounded their horns in approval at Wednesday’s afternoon protest over not having had a new contract for four years. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

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Several teachers congregate in front of the school before spreading out to take positions to show their signs to passing cars. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

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Teachers stand on the corner near Cesar Chavez Elementary Wednesday with signs and noise makers to let the community know they want a new contract with better pay. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

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