School District Employees Speak Out on School District Practices
A group of Yakima School District employees is speaking out against the way it believes the school district conducts its business.
Murray Campbell is with "Yakima Educators United," which represents several union employee groups. The group claims the district is refusing to invest money in the classrooms where it's needed most.
District officials say they are putting money into new schools, but the group wants higher salaries for its members.
"When you look at what a paraeducator is making in the district, some of them are just a few pennies away being on government assistance for food stamps," says Campbell.
"We feel that they receive fair compensation, we've done our studies locally, our units, our people are in different groups, make at or above what other districts are making," says Steve Cole, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.
Yakima Educators United is holding a community schools forum at Washington Middle School tonight at 7, to share more of its concerns.