The knee jerk response in a budget crisis is to left go of some employees. [Firms bid for OPRF custodial services, news, March 4] I suggest an alternative would be to do a complete study of all of the salaried positions at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

It is my understanding that the administration is top-heavy, with many individuals earning top dollar. Why does the burden of proving one’s worth always fall to those who work the hardest? Treat everyone fairly and the community will support your decision. Protect only the well-connected, and your motives are open to question.

James Coughlin
Oak Park

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