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Nampa School District proposes 14 furlough days

The Nampa School District could impose 14 furlough days in 2013-14, to eliminate most of a projected $3.5 million shortfall.

The furloughs would reduce the teacher contract days from 185 days to 171. Cuts to the classroom calendar wouldn’t be as severe — since some teacher in-service days would be made into furlough days — but some school days would be cut as well.

But since the 14 furlough days would save $2.6 million, the district will still need to make other cuts to balance the books, likely in employee benefits.

The district presented its contract offer this morning during a negotiating session that was, by turns, cordial and tense. The Nampa Education Association will present a counteroffer Tuesday night.

Here’s a link to my full story at Idaho Education News.

 

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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