Kim Malabanan: Ceres teachers treated unfairly

May 5, 2014 

I’m a parent of a fourth-grader at Sam Vaughn School and have been very happy with the education my child has received. He loves his school and he loves his teachers. I feel the same way.

Teachers at Sam Vaughn School are caring, committed and nurturing. It’s been a great experience all around. Yet, it’s disturbing to find that our teachers have been unable to get an increase in salary for six years.

Meanwhile, I understand the superintendent receives $6,000 each year for a car allowance, one of many perks, while my child’s teacher receives only $700 a year for supplies for 32 students. Even my fourth-grader would think that’s not fair. Our students deserve better, and so do our teachers.

I urge the school board to see that Ceres teachers are paid the salary they deserve.



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