District calls for shorter school year

Teacher furlough days coming

Teachers in Las Virgenes Unified School District will be required to take unpaid days off to help balance a district budget that has been decimated by state cuts over the past three years.

The district has lost $13 million in state funding since 2007.

A tentative agreement between the district and Las Virgenes Educators Association, the teachers union, will shorten the school year for students and reduce teacher salaries by 5.4 percent. But the move also allows the district...

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