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Update on Furloughs

(posted January 21, 2010)

Three Furlough Days Included in Governor Perdue's Supplemental 2010 Budget

The supplemental 2010 budget submitted to the legislature by Governor Perdue January 15 contains cuts in state salary appropriations equivalent to three furlough days for the state’s educators. PAGE continues to oppose furloughs as a short-sighted approach to solving deeper and more comprehensive problems with the state’s antiquated revenue and school funding mechanisms. To view the supplemental budget you can click on the link below:

2010 Supplemental Budget

Systems across the state are now reviewing their specific budget situations and considering whether to implement some, all or none of the additional furlough days. As with the first three furlough days, some districts may decide to use local funds or reserve funds to make up for the salary cuts and thus, not pass on furlough days to their staff.

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