Furlough days to be canceled for Pasco school employees
The Pasco school district administration has found a way to eliminate the two unpaid furlough days that had been incorporated into the 2012-13 budget.
The unpaid leave, which was expected to save the district $3 million, can be covered with a combination of four sources, employee relations director Kevin Shibley told the Gradebook. Those are:
Fuel tax reimbursements
Shifted expenses from general operations to Food and Nutrition Services
Ending importation of sick leave for new hires coming from other districts or state agencies
Reducing health insurance coverage for employees leaving the district
Shibley introduced the proposal during contract negotiations with school-related personnel on Wednesday. He said a similar proposal will go to the teachers during talks Thursday evening.
See our story on the Pasco furlough day proposal for more details. See the economic proposals from the USEP and the district attached below.