Redondo Teachers Agree to Furlough Days

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Redondo Beach Unified School District students and employees may see up to 17 furlough days during the 2012-2013 school year if neither of two tax initiatives on the November pass. The two measures on the ballot—Proposition 30 and Proposition 38—both call for tax increases to support schools. Proposition 30, introduced by Gov. Jerry Brown, calls for a quarter-cent increase in the state sales tax and raises taxes on the state’s top earners. Molly Munger’s Proposition 38 increases state income tax rates for most Californians for 12 years. If either of the November ballot initiatives pass, there will be no additional furlough days, but if both of them do not pass, an there will be up to seventeen total furlough days, depending on the amount of cuts to the budget the school district will face. In addition to hoping that at least one of the two tax measures benefiting education on November’s ballot pass, the district also hopes that Redondo Beach residents will pass a $63 million bond to help indirectly close RBUSD’s $2 million budget shortfall.