I Want to ClarifyBy Letters to the Editor @ 9:00 AM April 30, 2012
From Debbie Hamme
Re “Jaffe Promises Parents a Resolution, but Not Just Yet”
I am a bit concerned by the sentence that appeared in the interview you just did in Friday’s edition with Supt. Patti Jaffe.
“The item that has set off months of steamy community chatter is another tantalizingly titled notation, Board Policy 1240, which covers ‘volunteers,’ such as the El Marino adjuncts.”
It was well established by the School District's attorney in the first community workshop that the El Marino Language School adjuncts were not considered volunteers because they receive compensation. When information appears in subsequent articles or interviews that seems to contradict an important legal clarification such as this, it is confusing to the community about where we are in the process. I know that it is always important to you to “get it right."
Ms. Hamme, President of the Assn. of Classified Employees, may be contacted at email@example.com