Haverhill Education Support Professionals (ESPs) are currently in contract negotiations and are fighting for fair wages, job security, and professional development! We currently make between around $19,000 and $25,000 a year. This is not enough to live on given the rising costs of healthcare, transportation, and housing in the region. We are calling for better working conditions, and a starting salary of at least $25,000. Educators and parents are partners, and together we are entrusted to shape our children into competent, compassionate, and educated adults. We rely on each other as well as extended family members and community members to achieve these goals for our children.
ESPs in Haverhill need every community member and family to help us win a contract that includes a livable wage and professional growth. We are asking parents and community members to sign this Pledge of Support to let School Committee know that families do not want educators making poverty wages in our schools! Let your School Committee Members know how much you value the work of Paraprofessionals, Aids, and all ESPs in the district. We are asking that you please sign our Pledge of Support!