Monthly Archives: April 2020

Furloughs are a last resort—now and always

Viewers of our recent school board meetings know that the board considered and approved a resolution authorizing the board to furlough employees for economic reasons, as LNP + LancasterOnline reported on Thursday. I want to provide some context on what this does—and does not—mean for our staff. The Pennsylvania school code requires school boards to […]

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Let local school boards decide what to do about taxes

The state Legislature recently considered an amended bill that would freeze local real estate taxes for the upcoming year in response to the COVID-19 emergency. We join PSBA, PASBO and PSEA in opposing this measure, a heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all policy move that makes a challenging financial picture even worse. Our school board is one of many […]

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