By PE News
on March 10, 2011 4:59 PM

Teachers in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District will take 10 furlough days in the 2011-12 school year under a concession agreement announced today.

Teachers voted on the proposal earlier this week and 86 percent cast ballots in favor, school officials said in a news release.

The district also has reached a tentative agreement with its classified, or nonteaching, employees, but employees have not yet voted on the proposal. The classified employees will take fewer furlough days next year because they took one day last year and are taking more this year, the news release said.

The teachers’ furloughs equate to a pay cut of more than 5 percent, district spokeswoman Karen Parris said. In exchange for the concessions, the school district will not issue any preliminary lay-off notices, Parris said.

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