I encourage the hiring of a more diverse multicultural support staff for our students in all areas of the school district.
There is definitely a deficiency and lack of support for teachers and classified staff. As a relative newcomer, this would be one of the first areas of focus. I believe in fair, living, and comparable wages for our teachers and staff. I believe in union safety standards and the benefits they bring to the workforce. Our employees are our biggest asset and they are changing our community through education and safety. I believe fundamentally teachers and classified staff deserve all the support we can give.
Healthy employees are more apt to teach in a healthy environment. If employees are not healthy physically and mentally, it will show in the support for students. Employees should not be faced with spending a major portion of their paycheck to cover the high monthly cost of health benefits.