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Senate Bill 319 Would Provide Troubling Furlough Authority to School Districts

[June 6, 2019] Senate Bill 319, which was recently introduced, seeks to make additional changes to education law for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

While the bill includes some positive provisions on teacher evaluations, high school graduation, and services to special needs students, OEA opposes a provision in the bill that would provide greater furlough authority to school districts and ESC boards through June 30, 2021.

We urge you to take action as an advocate for children and public education.

Please send a quick message to your state Senator asking him or her to support our students and schools by removing the furlough provision from SB 319.

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