Portola Valley teachers oppose furlough plan Portola Valley, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm
School board meets Wednesday, June 20. As the Portola Valley School District struggles to slash more spending for the next fiscal year, a key concern of a number of parents is the potential elimination of up to 10 school days to save the district about $300,000.
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Posted by Reginald Matrix, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Jun 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm
To "Another"........don't make assumptions.....the "freeze" mentioned could very well apply to step and column increases; in fact that's what it usually means. And, BTW, not all teachers benefit from the annual step and column; only the younger and mid-career teachers do. Just FYI.
Posted by Chutzpah and Hubris, a resident of another community, on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm
It seems audacious to say the least that the school administration, after turning decidedly anti-teacher after Anne Campbell's departure, would cut students and teachers from 10 days of learning and teaching to remedy a situation that it created through its own hubris!
According to the administrations own budget documents, teacher salaries are about 50% of the total budget. I understand that everyone in the community should play a part- but cutting so deeply from the actual purpose of the education system?
With 50% of the budget not involving the actual teacher in the classroom with students learning, I would say there is plenty of pork to cut...
Strange priorities when the school cuts learning to save money.