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Lodi Unified School District gains some school days

New agreement with teachers union means more educational time

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:00 am

Students and teachers in Lodi can tack an extra five days on to the school year, thanks to a new agreement through the teachers union.

The Lodi Education Association has reached an understanding with Lodi Unified School District to restore five instructional days, with pay, to the 2013-14 calendar.

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4 comments:

  • Mike Adams posted at 5:50 pm on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1366

    Assuming Simon doesn't delete this
    Teachers get a per diem pay for the number of days they work. That pay is distributed evenly over 10, 11, or 12 months depending on the district, the calendar, and the number of days teachers are contracted for.

    They don't earn money for days not worked (like in the summer), but may still recieve a paycheck if they have set up their pay schedule that way.

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 1:02 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 386

    Doug, you're right, and almost all teachers agree that reducing class size should be priority number 1. But, the teachers only follow orders from the district.

    As for Mr Vandelay (Seinfeld reference), the teachers will get paid a per diem for those 5 days. Take annual pay & divide by the number of working days (170-something i think) and that daily figure will be paid for each of the 5 days.

     
  • Arthur Vandelay posted at 9:31 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    Arthur Vandelay Posts: 29

    You know, I've read this article over and over and I still don't see anything about a raise. Would you be so kind as to point out that fact in the text? Thanks!

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 6:44 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 500

    I would think that reducing class size would be a priority, rather than giving the teachers a $2.5 million dollar raise? Don't teachers get paid by the school year, or by the number of days they are in class?

     
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