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Union asks school board to "do what is right"


School board members listen as Jess Utz tells them how the district's classified workers feel about their apparent standoff with administration over pay. From left in foreground are Superintendent Paul Turner, Chairman Rich Black, and directors George LaPlace and Carla Marconi. Director Ken Stanger is not pictured. - Jacob Wagner photo

Members of the union that represents "classified" school district employees, such as bus drivers, secretaries and more, showed up at Monday night's school board meeting for a direct appeal to the board, following an apparently fruitless second negotiating session with the district through a mediator last week.

The school board listened to Jesse Utz speak on behalf on the Public Service Employees, who feel they deserve more money for the work they do. Community members, teachers, and PSE members attended the Oct. 22 board meeting in support of the cause.

PSE members, joined by teachers and...

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