"Teachers are not the first laid off. Lower level classified positions were being eliminated 5 years before any teacher was RIFFED.
As a classified employee I have been told by UTLA people that classified employees were not entitled to the cookies and coffee the classified staff furnished for teachers coming to the BTS help center.
Time and time again teachers have called my department for help with something that has nothing to do with my department and are rude and condescending if I don't know EVERYTHING about the operations of the district. I have had more than one teacher try to browbeat me because I didn't know if someone, on the other side of the building or even in and entirely different Division on another floor, would be at his or her desk and pick up the phone. Many is the time a teacher has walked into our office for a consultation or process that will take at least 30 minutes 2 minutes before someone's lunch hour or even before the office closes and the classified staff has to stay and take care of that certificated employee.
Why don't you investigate the number of lower level classified and certificated positions being eliminated as compared to the number of managers?
Why don't you look into how much managers are being paid compared to those lower level people?
Why don't you look into the perks being afforded to managers? I know of one manager who lived out of state. Part of his contract was a 4 day week so he could go home for the weekends. Airfare also might have been included, but I'm not sure.)
How many managers live outside the LAUSD area and have children going to private school?
Good luck bringing about change that will save ALL our jobs.
We want to look into it! Any other classified employees have a similar experience? Do tell us.