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September 21, 2014

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letter to the editor:

School situation is no surprise

Three years ago, when I was forced into retirement (after 30 years of excellent performance reviews in Michigan and Clark County) and replaced by a younger, grant-sponsored, less expensive “newbie,” I contacted the personnel department about substitute teaching. While still employed by the district, I was instructed to go online and complete the application process, including new transcripts (from the 1960s-70s no less), a new tuberculosis test and new fingerprinting — all at my expense.

They couldn’t be bothered transferring my employment file from one office to another. I wasn’t willing to start all over for pay of about $100 a day, the same amount I made when I started my career as a substitute in Michigan in the 1970s.

I took a $30,000 pay cut when I moved to Clark County after my husband’s retirement. Eight years later, with two master’s degrees, I only managed to increase my salary about $8,000.

The current situation is no surprise to me!

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