Thanks to the state of Idaho and our legislators in Boise...we all get an extra week of summer vacation next year! They took more funding away from schools, so the only thing left for our district to do (other than cutting jobs, programs and increasing class size) is cutting salaries! So 6 furlo days for us...which means one less week of school in June next school year!
Not that we have to teach less...we just have to make sure to fit it into 165 days instead of 170!! Don't our legislators have children? Do they not go to public schools? How sad that our children will be shortchanged.
It's so hard to send our kids home in June knowing they will spend a long summer forgetting what we worked so hard to teach them all year long! Adding 5 more days will not make that situation better!
I think legislators should have to take the same 4 percent pay cut that we have to take! What do you think?