After consulting on legal issues in regard to the ACE “demand to bargain” on the El Marino adjunct program, CCUSD has declined to come to the table. According to District Superintendent Patti Jaffe, the district’s legal team offered that “[The adjuncts employed by ALLEM ] at El Marino … are not district employees. We do not have any control over their conditions of employment.”
ACE union leader Debbie Hamme is determined that the union will continue to seek control over the parent funded positions at the elementary schools. Hamme was quoted as saying ‘The next step would be that we file a grievance with the district and cite the areas of the contract we feel have been violated.”
School Board member Laura Chardiet spoke to Culver City Crossroads to say that she was “proud of all the parents for standing up for their rights, and very excited to see parents of all the schools working together.” Chardiet also noted that “It is important that people know that the decisions made by the district in regard to one school affect all the schools.”
The very real chance that the El Marino decision could shift the status of the adjunct program at Linwood E. Howe is one that the ParentsHaveRights.org group is looking to rally behind.
“I hope we can get the unanimous support of the school board for the policy change that Kathy Paspalis and I have been advocating,” stated Chardiet.