We members of the ENI slate have had some troubling conversations this past year with FCPS’ tenured bus drivers and aides. They told us about how insulting it was to be treated as expendable employees during the pandemic, and to receive only $1.25 per hour more than their newly-hired co-workers.
We think this is unacceptable. Their jobs are important, and the work they do isn’t easy. They incur a lot of responsibility for our children’s safety and welfare, and we can’t retain them if they’re not valued and rewarded.
We’ve asked the current Board of Ed about raising their salaries, and addressing their complaints, but our inquiries fell on deaf ears. At the same time it was ignoring the needs of FCPS’ bus drivers and aides, the Board was creating a new, highly-paid ($200,000/year) Chief of Staff position to serve the new Superintendent.
FCPS needs to do better when it comes to paying its valuable workers what they’re worth. When we’re elected to the Board of Education, we’ll see that it does.
-The Education Not Indoctrination slate: Nancy Allen, Olivia Angolia, and Cindy Rose