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May 12

VEA Bargaining Update

Furlough/ Pay Cut Days

  • We will take ONE furlough/ pay cut day during the 2011-2012 school year.
    • It will be Friday, May 18, 2012
  • We are prepared to take FIVE furlough/ pay cut days during the 2012-2013 school year, but all of them may not be needed.
    • The first two, which look LIKELY, will be November 1st and 2nd, 2012, right before Election Day, in order for us to organize and encourage voters to fund education.
    • Depending on election outcomes, THREE MORE furlough days may be needed later in the year… a possibility of 5 total. Those conditional dates are:
      February 19, May 23, and June 12, 2013.

Pay Cut Process- anticipated pay cuts will be implemented in the following manner:

  • 5 days taken over 10 months, then if all days are not needed, the pay would be restored over the remaining months of the school year.
    • PAY WILL BE RESTORED IF:
      • The August budget shows funds available for education
      • The November Tax initiative passes
      • The January budget shows funds available for education

PLEASE REMEMBER: The number of furlough days implemented is based on a FORMULA that considers ONLY STATE REVENUE LOST …NOT DISTRICT SPENDING.

Here is the signed copy of the tentative agreement.