Sunday, March 18, 2007

Parents support teachers!

This one was too good to wait for the next National Negotiations Update. In North Monterey, parents are keeping their kids out of school in support of the teachers' union, who has been working on negotiating a new contract since June of last year. Under the California model, every day is a count day, meaning the district is paid based on daily attendance figures, rather than certain dates in the year (similar to Detroit, for example). One quarter of the student body at a local elementary school was absent, which cost the district $7,000 in state aid just at that school.

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