NC still working out rules on teacher furlough

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Earlier this week, Gov. Bev Perdue ordered flexible furloughs for all North Carolina employees and teachers.

Perdue ordered 10-hour furloughs for state employees, including teachers, and pay cuts of one half of a percent to help make up the state budget deficit.

Officials are still working out the rules, but they say teachers included in the furloughs won't be able to skip teaching days.

The school system's chief financial officer said he will recommend the furloughs be taken on work days when students are not in school.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that the state Board of Education will be asked to approve that policy next week.

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