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Lingle proposes new plan to end teacher furloughs

Gov. Linda Lingle Gov. Linda Lingle

HONOLULU (AP) - Governor Linda Lingle is proposing a new plan to end Hawaii's teacher furloughs that appears to differ little from an earlier version that called on teachers to give up several non-classroom days.

In a statement, Lingle said Friday she wants to use up to $50 million in the state's rainy day fund to restore 12 of the 27 furlough days scheduled over the next 18 months.

She also wants teachers to convert 12 non-instructional days into teaching days.

Previously, Lingle wanted to eliminate all 27 furlough days over the next 18 months by using $35 million in the rainy day fund to restore 12 furlough days and converting 15 non-instructional days.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has opposed turning more than a few non-instructional days into classroom days.

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