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When do the puppies and kittens show up?

It seems like life on the school board is one tough vote after another. Tonight’s agenda featured a resolution authorizing the district to lay off 20 paraprofessionals and reduce the hours of 14 more. Reader, I voted for it, even though I truly value the contributions that paraprofessionals make in our classrooms every day.

Ultimately, the resolution was defeated 5-2, saving the jobs that were threatened.  Still, I know there are many UESF members who aren’t happy with me because I supported this resolution. Let me explain why:

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