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BETHEL: Pay disparities in school district

Letter by patricia eaton, tacoma on Sep. 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 28 Comments »
September 12, 2012 2:02 pm

I’m writing to bring to light the disparity between the Bethel School District employees and the managers, assistant managers, head of facilities, etc.

We classified employees – custodial, food service, maintenance workers, para-educators – were all cut way back due to a shortage of money. We have not gotten one cost-of-living increase in five years, we have not gotten one penny of a raise. In fact, lots of people lost their jobs, and 220-day people were cut back to 180 days. We now have a huge workload.

We just learned that the managers each got an additional 10 days vacation! I guess they thought the peons wouldn’t find out. We know where to dig into the board minutes; it’s public information!

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