Superintendent Tony Smith and 53 other non-unionized managers in the Oakland school district will take furloughs of 6 to 12 days next year. The school board approved the one-year implementation at tonight’s special meeting before passing the final 2010-11 budget.
None of the bargaining units will take unpaid vacations; classified staff considered doing so as a way to avoid further layoffs, but it wasn’t enough, CFO Vernon Hal said tonight.
The $175,000 in savings from these management furloughs will go to the district’s preschool programs. (I’m not sure exactly how many employees this includes.)
Here’s the furlough schedule, which is based on salary:
$75,000 to $100,000 = 6 days
$101,000 to $150,000 = 8 days
more than $150,000 = 10 days
Superintendent Tony Smith = 12 days