San Diego Unified is asking its teachers to weigh a salary cut for the 2010-2011 school year. How much of a salary cut? It hasn’t said. The proposed cut would be temporary and would be reversed between 2013 and 2015. You can check out the full proposal here. The idea is that San Diego Unified would fill in the blank later as budget numbers get clearer.

“We’re heading out into schools and having discussions with members to decide” what to do, said Camille Zombro, president of the teachers union. With little information about how much, exactly, San Diego Unified would cut, Zombro said “all we can do is talk about concepts and options.”

Bargaining between the union and the school district has gone on haltingly since the teachers’ contract expired in 2008. The old contract is still in effect in the meantime. One major question was settled in November, when the two sides struck an agreement on how to limit teacher workloads.


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