(Richmond, IN)--It was a lengthy and contentious meeting of the Richmond Community School Board Wednesday night as teachers, nurses, and students teed off on the RCS Board and administrators about a variety of issues. One teacher claimed more than half of teachers need a second job. "That would not be necessary if we also received insurance for $4 per year." She’s talking about the Board’s recent decision to provide its members with health insurance at that rate. An RCS nurse complained about a proposal to outsource nursing services to Meridian. "To my knowledge, we have not been presented with any data to support the claims made by Meridian about what they are able to offer this community," she said. Another staffer talked about a proposal to move the Early College program. "You guys moving these poor children out of their home into Test or Dennis is disgraceful." One teacher who has taught for more than 20 years said that morale among teachers and staff is at an all-time low. One outgoing senior, who claimed to speak on the behalf of other students, made a push for gender-neutral bathrooms. "As as school board, it is in your best interest to look out for all your students. That includes the LGBT+ commnity," he said. The student did not address the effects that gender-neutral bathrooms could have on other students, but did say this. "You can validate their identities by implementing gender-neutral bathrooms." The topic was last discussed by the RCS Board in 2020.