The Reporter: Less pay for Travis Unified School District teachers

By Richard Bammer/

Travis Unified leaders have ratified district teachers’ new three-year accord, resulting in eight fewer teaching days, or a 4 percent reduction in pay.

The agreement, saving nearly $700,000, will help lessen the district’s red ink for the 2012-13 academic year.

Approved during the governing board’s Tuesday meeting, it allows the district, one of nine in California with “negative” financial status, to send a balanced budget to the County Office of Education by June 30, as required by law, said Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak.

The district’s classified employees, or office and maintenance workers, also agreed to a 4 percent pay cut, or eight furlough days, in their new three-year contract, the result of a vote taken Thursday. The accord will land on the desks of trustees for approval at a Tuesday special board meeting at the Travis Education Center in Fairfield. Likely to be approved, it will help to close the 2012-13 budget gap, as revenues are expected to be $38 million and expenditures $39.6 million.

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