In contract negotiations today between the Long Beach Unified School District and the Teachers Association of Long Beach, the school district withdrew its previous proposal to implement seven unpaid furlough days this school year.
The revised proposal means that no LBUSD employees will have furlough days this school year.
The furlough days would have provided one-time savings only. While the school district still faces significant budget challenges, including the possibility of mid-year cuts by the state, LBUSD will seek longer-term solutions to reduce expenditures without cutting the number of instructional days.
All employees took five unpaid furlough days last school year.