[library-media] (Fwd) Leg. Update
Paula J Zsiray
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:01:45 -0700
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For those who may not be current on the Legislative decisions,
here's a summary. Also, don't forget March 25 Caucus meetings
at 7:00 in respective hometowns, these allow you to have a direct
voice in elections. Because so many teachers attended last year
it helped to put pro-education candidates on the ballot while
keeping others out.
Good news=97tutituion tax credits did not pass. Senate bill 157-
"due process, negotiate your own contracts, termination of
contracts individually"=97did not pass. The bad news is the the
budget has been cut. The WPU will only have a .75 increase.
(This is lower overall- and some programs will be gone).
Association leave bill, was modified enough that it wasn=92t bad,
it also passed. (leave must be justified-- CEA can visit
legilature, teachers can attend conferences) Charter school is
hurting our budget. It is taking 5-6 FTE=92s in Cache Valley.
(188 students is their estimated student enrollment) ***
questions asked=97If the student went to the Charter School
and then they weren=92t happy, and then they came back, what
happens to the money per head? UPASS- they have block
granted 1 =BD days, and Career Ladder.
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