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Should Lawrence School District administrators get furloughs to be taken during school breaks or take a 2-percent pay cut?

Response Percent Votes
31% 241
27% 216
Pay cut
27% 214
8% 69
Not sure
4% 32
Total 772


Debra Schmidt 3 years, 11 months ago

Furloughs are only a 'feel better than _" - it sells politically and sounds/feels like there is great sacrifice - but, good labor management will tell you only a reduction is earned wages over a period of time can control costs. Most folks in leadership that I know realize this. I am sure Supt. Doll and his leadership team recognize this. Good schools require good leadership - just like any private business needs good leadership. As long as the Kevin Yoder Repubs in are in charge of funding schools - be prepared to plan for the very worse - and then, hope for the best. Again, the children of Kansas are at risk. Forget arguing about "furloughs", that is simply a stragetically formulated way to show the average layperson that something different is happening - especially when you add the words "administrator pay cut" to the sentence. Somewhat amusing . . .


mikebaker7 3 years, 11 months ago

d_prowess: that is exactly what 2002 is saying. In the instance of the company he was referring to the workers thought that a furlough was a better option... ie, if I am going to make less money then I would rather stay at home... little did they realize, the work still has to get done when they get back from furlough.


2002 3 years, 11 months ago

Furlough's are stupid. They are a pay cut and time off, so basically less work gets done. If there needs to be a cut, then cut. If 2% is the issue, keep the pay the same and have them pay for their benefits to the equivalent of 2%.

I'm aware of an organization where the employees union was pushing for furlough over cuts or layoffs. The basic message was: if we're going to take a cut, then we're not working. Too bad they didn't realize that the workload didn't change.


SouthWestKs 3 years, 11 months ago

2%, what a JOKE.. Make it 10% for every body & you may not have to lay off any body!! But they are to stupid to figure that out..


naturalist 3 years, 11 months ago

A pay cut is a permanent change to base salary upon which any future raises will be made so IMHO a furlough is a better option.


Ralph Reed 3 years, 11 months ago

Furlough means that no pay is coming in at all. A 2% pay cut would be better.


mr_right_wing 3 years, 11 months ago

This (of course) would not apply to the highest-paid position (superintendent) right?


Tamara Degner 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey, days off during Christmas break, what could be better?


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