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Teachers Favor Furlough Plan

Most of the teachers in the union voted to take 13 furlough days.

 

Temecula teachers voted in favor of a plan that will require them to take 13 furlough days, the Temecula Valley Educators Association announced today.

About 72 percent of the 1,091 teachers in the union who cast ballots voted in favor of the deal with 790 voting in favor and 301 voting against it, according to the Californian.

Teachers in the will need to take the 13 unpaid furlough days by June, 2013.

The deal was an attempt to lay off as few people as possible after the state passes its budget, which projects major cuts to education. The Temecula district anticipates a $23 million cut.

in case the cuts force it to lay teachers off. at the to protest the cuts.

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John April 27, 2012 at 08:57 PM
This whole thing is sad. Thanks to the continuing reductions to education in California, we are one step closer to the end game for many - the destruction of the public education system, to be replaced by private schools that will be the answer to all of our prayers. You can't have it both ways - complaining on the one hand that the education that is being provided in California is horrible, and on the other hand continuing to cut the budgets to the schools. News flash - 13 less teaching days with 100 less teachers does NOT equal a more effective educational system.
Ned April 28, 2012 at 03:01 PM
One way to start the saving of our schools is to remove the UNION. I run a company I can find more then 23 million in savings in the school system. and if you want more savings i will send in some moms and dads that have to cut items out of their family income to pay for the taxs you want (But do not need).
marianne April 28, 2012 at 05:26 PM
If I am correct, most of the furlough days will be non-student days anyway. Hang in there teachers; you make the difference in our children's future! Marianne
John April 29, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Ned - if you think you could find 23 million in savings in the school system, lets hear some specifics. And as far as sending some "moms and dads in that have cut items out of their family income", my wife is one of the teachers being laid off, so our family income is being cut by about 50%. Does that count? Actually, I think you are on to something here - lets have the laid off teachers go back into the classrooms as volunteers. That way, we are getting the benefit of their classroom experience at a cut rate. Problem solved, no taxes needed.
Ned May 10, 2012 at 02:18 AM
John I am sorry that your wife is getting laid off. no one has a lock on a job. and your wife may be one of the good ones. i would first get the union out. then start with cutting the Admin staff. nexts lets look at bennies we can not keep up with them. There has to be a change. you can not keep coming to the tax payer for more money.

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