Parent volunteers are under fire at a northern California school that’s laid off support staff, reports the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. The classified employees’ union at Petaluma Junior High School claims it’s illegal for volunteers to supervise at lunch, answer phones in the front office or help a salaried librarian monitor students in the library before classes begin, all paid jobs that were eliminated due to budget cuts. The union even opposes the use of parent volunteers in new positions.
Union protests parent volunteers
October 22, 2010 by