July 15, 2004
Some janitors, office clerks and other support staff in the Tempe Union High School District say they are doing more work, but getting fewer raises, and that’s not fair.
Seven school assistants attended a Wednesday night governing board meeting to show concern that not all had received raises — in some cases in more than six years.
They said they were upset because their salaries are reviewed every three years, but they don’t get raises after the reviews.
The board said that raises are done on a separate schedule, and the review is to compare salaries with those in surrounding districts and Tempe government.
"It concerns me there is a misinterpretation or misconception of the purpose for the reclassification study," said board member Dan Perkins.
The board also approved its $71 million budget for fiscal year 2004-05.