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Regardless of what job you do in your school district, it's important to build relationships with your fellow workers--and that's not only the support staff. Knowing what staff members do can help you better understand their specific needs.
When Tina Adams took a job as head cook in a Mansfield City Schools cafeteria in 1984, the job paid $7.60 per hour, only 35 cents more than the minimum wage today in Ohio. If she thought the pay unfair, correcting such matters came as second nature.
Streetsboro Education Association member Susan Ridgeway writes this thoughtful opinion piece for the OEA blog/discussion Board, Voices of Change, urging Ohio educators to contact their Congressional representatives to fund the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program at $100 million so that students all across the country can obtain the 21st century skills they will need to succeed in college and the workplace.