𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡 𝗡𝗢𝗪: 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗠𝗦𝗗 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗠𝗦𝗗 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳 – 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗻𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗯𝗼𝗿𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀.
Public schools are facing staff shortages due to increasing demands and low pay, leaving scholars without the support they need to achieve academic success.
Together, in an effort to support our students we are asking the 𝗠𝗠𝗦𝗗 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗗𝗿. 𝗝𝗲𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗼:
– Provide a $5 increase to all Educational Assistant and Security Assistant salary schedules
– Budget for the 4.7% COLA in the base wage increase
– Include annual salaries with step increases on teacher contracts
– Increase substitute pay rates to keep pace with the teachers salary schedule
MMSD cannot fall behind in recruiting and retaining high quality staff and expect to address the needs of our scholars. Failing to make this commitment during a staffing crisis like we’re experiencing is harmful to the well-being of everyone who is proud to be part of the MMSD community.