12/29/2009

Hawaii teachers and the state's Board of Education have reached an agreement to restore seven of 10 remaining furlough days this school year, but Gov. Linda Lingle is opposed to the plan, saying it is not "fiscally responsible." The plan calls for: the use of $35 million from the state's "rainy day" fund to restore five furlough days this school year, teachers to give up two planning days and the school year to end three days early. Lingle must sign off on the use of money from the "rainy day" fund.

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