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Four furlough days to save district about $3M

Original post made on May 10, 2010

As the deadline for delivering final layoff notices to teachers approaches, the school district and teachers' union has come up with a tentative agreement to try to save positions as well as staffing and counseling ratios.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 7, 2010, 12:11 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Duffy, a resident of Danville
on May 10, 2010 at 8:56 am

It would be really nice if the teachers were to continue to teach on their furlough days so that the kids wouldn't be short changed by the adults lack of budgetary restraint!


Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community
on May 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Emily,

Let's ask Steve and Terry if administrators are going to match the four furlough days by taking time off without pay? Then if your readers wish to invite teachers to work those days without pay there will be some equity offered by the administrators by working four days without pay.

That also raises the issue of administrators' raises that are part of their current contracts. May we expect those administrators to defer those raises in respect for teachers' loss of income?

Ralph without ROLF


Posted by teacher, a resident of Alamo
on May 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Duffy,
It is funny that you would ask us teachers to continue working on a day we DON'T get paid. Why is it that you always want the teachers to take the hit? With these days off, we take a hit in our salarys.


Posted by Duffy, a resident of Danville
on May 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

In repose to unsigned ("teacher, resident of Alamo") -

I guess the answer to your question lies in whether your orientation is to teach and get paid for it or get paid and teach for it!

I can't even count the days (evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays) when I have put in on the job for which I didn't get paid.

Duffy

P.S . "It is funny that you would ask us teachers....." ain't good english. Try leaving the "us" off it is a redundant pronoun!


Posted by Ron, a resident of Danville
on May 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm

One would think that it is time to move some people out and make others step up to the plate. Their hands must be tied pretty good or should I say the rope is around their neck. I am refering to Koehne.


Posted by School Parent, a resident of Danville
on May 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm

As someone that worked without pay for 14 weeks last year as part of my company's furlough program the SRV school district employees should happily work the 4 days without pay. This applies to teachers, administators, janitors every district employee.


Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community
on May 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Emily,

Response in brief from SRVUSD:

Administrators are also taking four furlough days – that group decided to give concessions long before any negotiations were final. One administrator has already taken 21 furlough days this year and will do the same next year by agreeing to have the work year reduced.

Administrators under contract have no raises built in for next year.

(end)

Let's applaud administrators, teachers and staff for their efforts during this continuing fiscal crisis.

Ralph without ROFL


Posted by LkF, a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Why Duffy is it "always" the teachers...

What about holding Sacramento accountable for this mess. Don't know why anyone would want to go into teaching today honestly.


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