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School District Restores Seven Furlough Days


Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Following the passage of Proposition 30, the Santa Barbara school district returned to the bargaining table with its unions and restored all seven furlough days for employees, including five instruction days for students, stretching their year from 175 to 180 days. Because teachers already gave up two professional development days at the beginning of the school year, they will have to work two extra days after summer vacation begins for their pupils on June 7.

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As much as the Dems lied Prop 30 was not about paying off the teachers unions, it was.

Unless of course these few extra days of instruction miraculously pays off in vastly improved student tests scores. Which means keeping kiddies in school longer may be the best answer to chronically failing test results for tax dollar invested in California public "education".

Oblati (anonymous profile)
December 6, 2012 at 12:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@Oblati, you're dead wrong. Students will get 5 "extra" days of instruction that had been cut off due to loss of monies. The students need the 180 days (not 175). A student's progress is not simply measured by student test scores (API and so on). You real point is you detest paying the tax dollars...look how you scoff at "California public 'education'"! And your put down of students using "kiddies" ... glad to know you're paying more taxes for public education with the passing of Prop 30.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
December 7, 2012 at 10:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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