Sharon Condrey’s Sept. 9 letter regarding pay for school secretaries was on point describing duties of the first person you see when you enter a school building. I worked closely with many Spokane District 81 secretaries for 17 years, always in awe of the order they brought to the students, staff and public. The modernization of the job to include excellent computer skills, working closely with administrator, welcoming frustrated or upset parents … the list goes on.
My main schools were Adams, Moran Prairie, Franklin, Pratt and Havermale. Each office manager handled their job with professionalism, lots of compassion, storing tissues for upset kiddos, making sure students were adequately fed, sometimes clothed. I would certainly give them equity pay with the men and women custodial department. Keep up the good work!