The job title varies from one school district to another, but
most “Noon Dutys” — as part-time playground supervisors or noon
duty aides are often called – are women working five days a week
for two or three hours a day. They are often the lowest paid
employees on campus.
Current law blocked most noon dutys from classified status, but
that changes on January 1. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 670 by
Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), giving a leg up to about
1,500 part-timers across the state.
Current law exempts part-time playground employees from
classified status if they don’t also hold a second position in
the same school district. Legislation now on the governor’s desk,
however, would include part-timers who don’t have a second job.
AB 670 by Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) would help about
1,500 “noon dutys” statewide.
“Part-time playground employees work side by side with classified
employees performing similar duties,” Thurmond said. “They
deserve the same protection and benefits as classified