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Presidents Report: Trustee Meeting Updates

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On January 26th, 2022 I presented two briefs to the School board Trustees, on the topics of Daytime Custodial Work, and EA access to technology.

As we all know, the daytime custodians The temporary daytime custodian positions will end in February. A motion was passed to keep 8 of the daytime positions and bring back the 5 EAOSS positions.  It’s unfortunate that some members will lose their jobs, but at least eight members will be kept on day shift and the five original EAOSS positions will be maintained. Richard Lee voted against the motion, he wanted it to stay at the status quo with daytime BSW’s working in the schools. Frank Geyer recommended eliminating all elementary day custodians except EAOSS and Ken Hamaguchi supported him. The results of this meeting have been picked up by the Richmond News, so hopefully the parents see what is happening in their children’s schools.

I also spoke on the ongoing issue with access to technology and EA Ipads. The trustees seemed supportive of more technology for Cupe staff.

In solidarity,