Nampa teachers make no counter offer to district furlough plan

Nampa Schools teachers union did not come up with a counter offer Tuesday to the district’s proposal of 14 furlough days to ease a $3.5 million shortfall in a budget for next school year that must be balanced this month, Idaho Education News reports.

Union officials told the district that it wants to survey its membership.

Proposed cuts are deeper than the Nampa Education Association anticipated, said Mandy Simspon, union president.  She said the reduction — which would cut five classroom days — could force teachers to choose between putting gas in their cars or taking their kids to the doctor.

 

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