The following are comments made by audience members and elected officials at the most recent Compton Unified School District Personnel Commission meeting. The Bulletin is not responsible for the veracity of statements printed. Opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not reflect the editorial viewpoint of the paper.
Skyy Fisher thanked the commissioners for their efforts, and said he knows how hard the job can be.
Janice Irving asked Fisher if he really knew how hard the job is.
Fisher said he understands what it is like to be portrayed in the wrong light in the media.
Adrian Cleveland said the Personnel Commission is a safe haven and she supports everyone who serves and protects the merit system. She does not always agree with the decisions, she said. But she agrees to disagree respectfully.
Cleveland said she understands that a problem existed in the substitute employee system, but the dismissals affected lives and hurt families.
Matt Spencer brought back an eligibility list for carpenters at the CUSD because the position was advertised and tested, but the district does not plan on adding a carpenter right now.
Janice Irving said the matter was rejected by herself and Florence Adams- Vickers and should come back because it is finished business. She said nobody will ever pass the carpenter test because the examination comes from outside the district and promotional employees should be examined on the unique training in the CUSD.
Tara Bonner said the test comes from the Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee Selection Procedures.
Irving said the CUSD went through a state takeover and had a school district “remodernization.” She said it is not reasonable that CUSD employees cannot pass the carpenter test.