Keep CRLS' LC Clerks/Secretaries at CRLS!

Dear CRLS students,

Two weeks ago, the superintendent presented a plan for a possible CPS budget for the 2014-15 school year. Included in this proposal were significant cuts to the CRLS staff, namely, all of the Learning Community secretaries (including our beloved Berhan Duncan).

I firmly believe that the city and the CRLS administration would be making a horrible mistake by cutting our LC secretaries, who keep 400+ students and staff organized, deal with daily attendance records, act as the school's communicators with families, create a supportive, welcoming atmosphere in our LC offices, among other crucial tasks. According to the budget proposal, our secretaries will be replaced by computers next year.

The School Committee will vote next Tuesday on whether they will stay. Please sign this petition if you agree that the LC secretaries are a vital part of the CRLS community and should keep their positions next year for the good of our entire school.


  • Tessa Tracy Berhan in LC R has been one of the most important adults in my experience at CRLS. He cares about how I'm doing, makes life easier for family and even gives me fruit if I happened to miss breakfast. Our secretaries contribute more than a computer ever could. I cannot imagine Rindge without them, please keep our secretaries!!!

  • Julian Drummond CRLS wouldn't be the same without Berhan and Jeanie :(

  • Danielle Heims-Waldron I am part of Learning Community S. Throughout the years, my LC secretaries have been there for me, whether that be in the form of helping me get a buss pass, tracking down a teacher, or just being there for a friendly check-in. They, and all the other secretaries at our school are incredibly organized, helpful, and caring. I am confident that if we reduce the number of secretaries in each LC, CRLS will become exponentially more chaotic and impersonal-- those are two qualities not representative of our beloved high school. Lets fight to keep our secretaries, we truly need them!

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