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School district secretary criticizes KISD board over vote on insurance

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To the Editor:

My letter is to the school board of Killeen ISD.

I work for the school district as a secretary and would like to ask if they considered us when they voted on the health insurance.

I am sure if they thought the raise in rates would not affect those who make over $40,000 a year or even someone making $30,000 a year ... or those who have a spouse to supplement their income.

Well, what about us divorced mothers who do not make that type of money and have to take care of two children on our own on a $1,200 a month income?

Did you all think about how much that raise in health insurance would affect us?

A few of my fellow secretaries in prior years did not even take the insurance but, I was always too scared to take that chance.

Every year for the past five years, I cringed when I saw the rates go up.

Every year I thought to myself “Well, maybe before the rates kick in I will find a new job and not have to use that insurance.”

But I love what I do. I love seeing and helping these kids. But I have realized I can’t afford what I do anymore.

I finished my bachelor’s degree this summer and hopefully I will be of use to someone who can benefit from a hard-working woman like myself who just wants to take care of my own kids the way they deserve.

Tamika Christie

Killeen

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