The Alliance Team reported that the extra 15 minutes in the middle school day plus breakfast-in-the-classroom have resulted in data clerks being moved to cover the office while office personnel are covering morning duty. This is taking considerable work time away from data clerks to be able to meet their responsibilities, which impact district funding. The situation also impacts the customer service of both the data clerks and secretaries.
Toni Thompson, Assoc. Supt. for HR, noted that some flexibility may be needed, but said they have informed principals that data clerks should not routinely have to answer phones and be in the mainstream of the office. Mona Lopez, Asst. Supt. for MS, will do some follow up and discussion will continue at the January meeting.