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Furloughs to save money for district


May 20, 2020

Anticipating a revenue shortfall next year, the Sweet Home School Board decided Monday night, May 18, to take four furlough days this year to save money for next school year while using the Oregon Work Share program to ensure employees receive unemployment benefits during those days.

The board held a special meeting by a video conference Monday evening to consider tapping into Oregon Work Share and whether to approve furlough days this year.

“I’m proud of the School Board, our union groups, our classified and teachers and the district,” Supt. Tom Yahraes told The New Era. “We all...

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