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The proposal before us is a 5% pay reduction for one year. The proposal is based on the need to reduce $5.6 million in ongoing expenses from our general fund accounts (this is based on maintaining step and column advancements). The salary reductions will cover $3.1 million of this amount. The remaining $2.5 million reduction will come from reserves, overload/part-time budget and supply budget reductions. This is a ONE YEAR solution. Every employee of this district will participate. This includes all Governing Board members, your Superintendent/President, your Vice Presidents, and all hourly and other non-contract employees.

Discussions taking place in forums, via email, and in other venues demonstrate the need for more information and clarification of decisions. It is imperative that all of us have accurate information in order to make the most informed decision.

Respectfully,

Melinda Nish, Superintendent/President