There is a petition against cuts in school clerical staff - which will primarily affect high schools where, frankly, they can least take it - to send a message to the district.
There is a minute-and-a-half video of the issue by Mary Smith who works in the office at Ingraham. Mary is a long-time SPS school employee and I have been acquainted with her and her work now for over 10 years. Mary has served as a PTA president and officer numerous times. She is probably one of the most kind and trustworthy people I have ever met in my years in SPS. I trust what she is saying completely.
That this comes as the district is giving all non-contract employees at
JSCEE a raise - starting this week - seems quite unseemly.
I urge you to sign this petition. I have heard from different people that the budgeting being put forth is going to hurt the schools and I believe every effort should be made to protect school budgets.