In the news: district finds money, drops furlough demand

12:30 pm

Willamette Week is reporting that Portland Public Schools has found enough money to drop demands for a five-day teacher furlough in the contract currently being negotiated.

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Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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8 Responses

  1. Comment from Zarwen:

    Interesting, isn’t it, how they were suddenly able to “find money” after the teachers marched on the headquarters building?

  2. Comment from Steve Rawley:

    According the WW story, they actually “found” it last week, but had to wait until mediation yesterday to announce it.

  3. Comment from Miss Merry Sunshine:

    Hmmm….that’s a lot of money to suddenly “FIND”! HMMM…think I’ll go looking on my online banking and maybe I’ll “FIND” some money???

    Hooray, no furlough days. 10 days free was PAYMENT ENOUGH, FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.

  4. Comment from marcia:

    It was hidden under the mattress.

  5. Comment from Carrie Adams:

    Whose bed?

  6. Comment from Steve Rawley:

    heh heh heh

  7. Comment from Miss Merry Sunshine:

    Hey, it is possible for the PPS to find missing money to cancel furlough days!!! Yes indeedy, it’s not a MIRACLE, people! Yes, it can happen to you, too!!!!! yeeeehaaaaaa!

    I just FOUND a whopping $10 in an unused checking account I have—wow, that will buy me three lattes! Darn, I was hoping for a BLACKBERRY……

    Going to check my coat pockets, under the car seat and mats…..old purses….bottom of closet…..hmmmmm……

  8. Comment from ppsvet:

    They have finally realized that they need teachers to be the legs [and phone bankers] for the tax election. Maybe they should have thought of this sooner.

    I’m sure there are strings attached. What do they want us to give them when the corporate tax fails?

    We’ll see if the price is too high. They’re not to be trusted.