Hawaii: Pay cuts, 4 day wk.,School bus service cut
<State has 1 Billion dollar deficit
<8% teacher pay cut
<School bus service cut to 40,000 students
<4 day school week will affect 171,000 students and all 256 schools
According to Hawaii News Now, children living within 1.5 miles of school will have to find their own transportation. As of January 1, 2010, bus transportation to school will not be provided by the state for 40,000 students.
UK’s Guardian newspaper reported in October the state of Hawaii has a 1 billion dollar deficit.
Schools will be closed for 17 Fridays. Teachers have taken an 8% reduction in pay.. 171,000 students and all 256 schools in the state of Hawaii will be affected.
Budget deficits have forced unpaid teacher leaves in 25 other states.