Butte Schools Superintendent: School Year Could be Cut if Gov’s Tax Measure Fails

A shorter school year may be in the offing. If the Governor’s November tax measure fails, the school year could be reduced by up to 15 days. Butte County Schools Superintendent Don McNelis says there are several problems besides just a shorter school year. Any reduction would have to be negotiated with employee groups, and it must be done within the 2012-2013 school year.  It’s estimated if the Governor’s tax measure fails, it would cut education in California by about 5 billion dollars. The Governor wants to raise income taxes on people making more than 250 thousand dollars a year and increase sales taxes by a quarter cent on the dollar.

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