Monday, April 18, 2011

Texas senate panel gives schools more flexibility

By SOMMER INGRAM , 04.14.11
Associated Press

Educators who have begged Texas lawmakers for more freedom to deal with lower funding got a small victory Thursday when a state Senate committee voted to let school districts cut salaries and furlough contract personnel for a limited period.
They also agree more work needs to be done.
The bill allows districts to reduce contract employee salaries and furlough personnel for up to six non-instructional days - but only while the Foundation School Program entitlement remains below 2010-2011 funding levels.


by ANDREW HORANSKY/KVUE News - April 14, 2011

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