The back-and-forth over what San Diego teachers will lose in the budget crunch continues: San Diego Unified has pulled back its proposal for an 8 percent pay cut for teachers, after the union balked.

Instead, the school district is proposing six furlough days for each of the next two years — the equivalent of a 3.24 percent cut. The teachers union, in turn, offered up four furlough days yesterday in a new proposal to the school district, an increase over its earlier proposal for three days off without pay.

“We’re happy with how things are moving now,” said Camille Zombro, president of the teachers union. “Our proposal showed huge movement on our part. Their proposal showed huge movement on their part. That’s a good thing — and hopefully we should be able to reach an agreement soon.”

You can check out the full proposals on the union website.


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