To those people who are petitioning the Gilbert School Board to not raise their property tax by an average of $36 a year so there will be some minute chance for the employees to get any increase in pay, I say this: Who is your employer? How about we all petition the CEO of your company and beg them not to raise the price of their products so you can’t get a raise? How about we ask them to cut back and lay you off instead of raising their prices?
Tell me who you work for and I will write letters, go to the company board meetings and write to the newspaper so you can’t get a raise. It does not matter if you are an outstanding employee that goes above and beyond your job requirements. You don’t deserve a raise because I don’t want to pay more for your product. What makes you think that just because I work for a school district that I haven’t earned or deserve a raise? I have gone without any pay increases for about 6 years out of the 13 that I have worked here. Can you say the same? I work hard and have even paid out of my pocket to take training classes that most employers pay for employees to attend.
Don’t children deserve the best most qualified people on staff to prepare them for their future? Your child’s education is OUR product. Want to put a price on that?