Original post made by Tapped out on May 18, 2010
I was under the impression that if I gave $150 per child at either the elementary or middle school level that that money would go to saving a computer tech or library tech at those respective sites. I have since learned that the hours reached by each level are being "pooled" between the elementary & middle schools. Creating a set number of hours to be divided up by 3 hours a day for a tech specialist and 4-5 for a library tech still leading to lay-offs. There are 2 or 3 library techs being laid off and 4 to 5 tech specialists being laid off. The remaining people will be covering more than one school on their 15-20 hours a week.
I believe that the community is not aware that the C.O.R.E. campaign was misrepresented or that the PUSD is doing whatever they want with that money.
Example: If elementary received 4 hours of library and middle receives 3 then they combine the hours = 9x4=36 plus 3x3=9 for a total of 45 hours...now divide that by 5 and you have 9 positions...not the 12 that are needed.
Computer techs - elementary 2x9=18 plus 1x3=3 equal 21 hours....now divide that by 3 and you have 7 positions...not the 12 that are needed.
People are still being layed off....this plan does not save all jobs.
Just thought the public should be aware.
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