Posted: Nov 12, 2012 3:41 PM by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified schools superintendent plans to ask the board of education to rescind 10 furlough days and restore the district's 180-day academic year.
The school board is set to consider Superintendent John Deasy's request at its meeting Tuesday.
Deasy says in a statement that voters' approval of Proposition 30 staved off a $255 million funding cut, allowing the nation's second-largest district to fulfill the state-mandated instructional calendar.
The initiative called for a quarter-cent sales tax hike and higher income taxes on the wealthy to fund public education.
Warren Fletcher, president of teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles, hails the move in a statement and notes it would be the district's first full school year since 2008.
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11/12/2012 2:28:24 PM (GMT -8:00)
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