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WCPS considers furlough days

School system’s budget still a work in progress, but shortfall likely

Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 2:48 pm, Fri Jan 11, 2013.

MONROE — With the budget looking to tighten again in the coming year for Walton County Public Schools, furlough days are once again on the table as an option to save money.

But, having avoided furlough days the past two years through other cost-cutting measures, the system wants to avoid loading too many days into the next year’s calendar, instead offering teachers a choice through an upcoming survey.

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  • Audrey V posted at 3:51 pm on Mon, Jan 7, 2013.

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    Why not have the school board members agree to a 10-20% pay decrease and put that money towards the teachers salaries with ZERO furlough days. How many hours each week to the board members actually work? Compare that to the hours a teacher works.
    How many times do the board members dip into their personal pockets to help pay for something for a student? How many times do you think teachers dip into their personal pockets for the students?

    Furlough days should never be on the table when it comes to them balancing their budget. Why give a paycut to the people doing the work? The decision makers should be the one taking the pay cut.