Beloit Teachers Voluntarily Taking Furloughs to Reduce School District Costs


The Beloit School District is facing a $1.5 million budget shortfall, but teachers are offering their help by taking days off.
The Beloit Education Association, which is the teacher’s union in the district, previously agreed to open its contract if state aid decreased from one year to the next.
“We went back to the table and worked out a voluntary settlement with the district regarding furlough days and salary reductions for those furlough days,” said Tim Verda, president of the Beloit Education Association.
The teacher’s union is going beyond a pay freeze by offering to take one furlough day this year and two next year.
The school district said it will result in a savings of $658,000.