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SDUSD board votes to reduce pay

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Members of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce their salaries, and agreed to reduce their pay further if Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax hike is rejected by voters in November.

Board members' pay will be reduced 1.92 percent, from $1,500 a month to $1,471.20 -- the equivalent of the board taking five furlough days. If Proposition 30 is rejected, the board members' salaries would be reduced by another 5.49 percent, or the equivalent of 14 additional unpaid work days, starting Jan. 1.

District teachers and some other employee groups agreed to defer scheduled pay raises and extend a five-day furlough as part of a contract to save about 1,500 jobs and help the district close a roughly $120 million budget gap for the 2012-13 academic year.

If voters do not approve Proposition 30, 14 additional unpaid days off will be added for the teachers and other employees.

"We're all kind of in the same boat, which is basically to forgo the pay raises and to have the furlough days," board President John Lee Evans said.

District principals and other administrators are in the process of ratifying a tentative agreement that also called for deferred raises and unpaid days off, Evans said. That agreement is expected to save the district about $4.5 million in the upcoming school year.

 

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to reduce its pay by a percentage equal to five unpaid days and will further reduce their pay if Gov. Jerry Brown's ballot measure to raise taxes is rejected by voters in November.

District teachers and some other employee groups agreed to defer scheduled pay raises and extend a five-day furlough as part of a contract to save about 1,500 jobs and help the district close a roughly $120 million budget gap for the 2012-13 academic year. If voters do not approve Proposition 30, 14 additional unpaid days off will be added.

"We're all kind of in the same boat, which is basically to forgo the pay raises and to have the furlough days," board President John Lee Evans said.

District principals and and other administrators are in the process of ratifying a tentative agreement that also called for deferred raises and unpaid days off, Evans said. That agreement should save the district about $4.5 million in the upcoming school year.

Board members' pay for the fiscal year will be reduced 1.92 percent - from $1,500 to $1,471.20. If Proposition 30 is rejected, the board members' salaries would be reduce by an additional 5.49 percent, or the equivalent of 14 additional work days, staring Jan. 1.

The board and the district's executive staff would take a reduction in pay, but would not take additional days off, Evans said. The reduction to board members' pay equal to a five-day furlough was in place during the past two academic years.

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