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BOE, Administration meeting over furlough days wraps up

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Board of Education and the Governor's administration has just wrapped up their first meeting since the teacher's union announced an agreement with the BOE and the Department of Education.

No decision has been made, as both try to iron out differences over plans to eliminate some Furlough Fridays in Hawaii Public Schools.

The BOE, DOE and Hawaii State Teacher's Association agreement uses $35 million from the rainy day fund to pay to turn five furlough days into instructional days. The teachers would also give up two planning days to swap for instructional days. The remaining three days would be taken at the end of the year, shortening the school year to end on May 21.

But the governor has called the plan not credible. Her prior plan would use $50 million from the rainy day fund to eliminate all 27 furlough days for this and next school year.

Hawaii News Now's Brooks Baehr was there, and will have the update for HawaiiNewsNow.com.

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