|Live from Salishan, Day Three: It's the Winter Conference|
by Craig Hawkins, Communications Director
This morning, Nancy Hungerford isdiscussing "School District Options in a Time of Crisis" with a 100-plus superintendents and business managers. Options include reopening collective bargaining agreements, reducing hours or days, minimizing or rolling back compensation increases, contracting out, laying off staff and other not-so-palatable possibilities.
Hungerford and a panel of superintendents are walking the group through the ins-and-outs of each option. Here is the handout.
Superintendents Roger Rada (Oregon City), Dawn Tarzian (Corvallis), Juli DiChiro (Ashland) and Ron Wilkinson (Bend) shared the experiences of their districts during the last economic downturn, and talked about how they are dealing with the current crisis. Chief among their recommendations was the importance of communication and positive relationships with teacher and classified associations, as well as communities.
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