The Sacramento City Unified School District and the Sacramento City Teachers Association have agreed on furlough plans for the next two years.
The agreement was unanimously approved June 14 by the district's board of education, a day after Jonathan P. Raymond tweeted a letter he sent to district staff outlining the agreement made with the teachers assocation. In the letter, Raymond states that teachers accepted two guaranteed furlough days per year with the possibility of up to 10 more if voters don't approve a new tax increase at the polls this November.
The agreement also eliminates some benefit plan rebates and increases medical insurance co-pays.
In the letter, Raymond stated district employees not represented by the teachers assocation, including himself, had agreed to take five guaranteed furlough days. If the November tax increase measure doesn't pass, those employees would take up to seven additional furlough days.
In the letter addressed to district employees, Raymond thanked staff members for their support.
"There may be harder jobs than working for an urban, high poverty school district during a recession," said Raymond, "but I believe there are none that are more meaningful or more important."