Nampa Schools furlough plan criticized by teachers

Nampa School District’s proposal for 14 days of furlough in an effort to help eliminate a $3.5 million budget shortfall isn’t sitting well with the Nampa teachers’ union, Idaho Education News reports.

In a statement,  Mandy Simpson, Nampa Education Association president, said the proposal was “both untenable for the district’s dedicated teachers and harmful to students…At a time when educational expectations and standards are rising, the Nampa School District has taken an approach that will make it much more difficult for district students to keep up.”

District officials and the teachers’ union will hold a public negotiating session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district office, 619 S. Canyon St., Nampa

Nampa School District’s school board has until the end of the month to have a balanced budget.

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