Hello. I am a teacher with 13 years experience. Charter and District. Elementary and Middle School. I was talking with someone who was a senior admin today. I began to wonder. Does their job matter? I couldn't think why it did. I was thinking about the role an onsite admin person does, such as an office manager. They have to run a school, on top of being a school nurse, work with parents, behavior specialist, traffic person etc etc. Why do all other admins/hr people get the luxury of working from a district HQ or home, when we as teachers or on site personnel do not? The more I thought about it, I couldn't actually find a reason. I began to make some notes. I call this mini essay: "Rethinking Admin for 21st Century Schools." 1) Most teachers worked through a pandemic in person, in class, as did Principals, classified staff and office staff. HR/Admin did not. 2) Most district office jobs unless specifically linked to accounting/maintenance are not necessary. 3) Any person working from home should be immediately let go. 4) There is no need for a district office building. None. IT and Maintenance may need their own site. Nobody else does. 5) Any supe, assistant supe or any other none essential HR position should work out of school sites. 6) Every person who works in education who isn't immediately in front of students must have a quota of hours they fulfill doing jobs serving students. These could be: classroom aide/lunch duty/making copies/traffic/reading tutor etc. A minimum quota of 10% of work hours per year. 7) There are only two jobs in education. Serving students. Or assisting people who serve students. 8) All coaching/PD/curriculum etc positions should be fulfilled by a teacher(s), who gets special release time to do this on top of being a classroom teacher. 9) No person should hold any coaching/PD/curriculum position for longer than two years and cannot repeat. 10) Students need teachers, aides, tutors, classified staff, councillors, electives teachers, enrichment and a Principal. They don't need red tape or none necessary positions. A person in front of a child is always more important than any job that isn't, unless is directly correlates to keeping the lights on.