Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Henry County Schools Employees Receive State-Mandated Furloughs

Henry County Schools establishes furloughs for all employees. The School System was instructed by the Governor Tuesday, July 21, 2009, it must institute three furlough days for the 2009-10 school year. The furlough days must be non-compensated days for all employees; therefore, employees may not take vacation, sick, or personal leave on the designated furlough days. As such, the School District expects to be reducing the annual pay of employees by an amount equal to three days of pay.

“Our goal is to comply with this state funding reduction initiative in a manner that will least affect the actual instructional days for our students,” says Superintendent Michael Surma. “This school year will continue to present significant financial challenges in both local and state funding as we continue our commitment to ensure educational success for each student.”

The furlough days are designated by the number of days in employees’ contractual agreements with all employees receiving a total of three before December 31, 2009. Pending Board of Education approval, Henry County Schools identified the following furlough days for the upcoming school year.

Furlough Days for Employees with a Work-Year of Fewer Than 244 Days:
· Monday, July 27, 2009
· Tuesday, July 28, 2009
· Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Furlough Days for Employees with a Work-Year of 244 Days or more:
· Wednesday, September 16, 2009
· Thursday, September 17, 2009
· Friday, September 18, 2009
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