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Monrovia Unified to Restore 5 School Days, End Salary Reductions

The Monrovia Unified School District will restore five school days to the district's calendar and do away with employee salary reductions after the passage of Proposition 30.

Monrovia Unified to Restore 5 School Days, End Salary Reductions

The Monrovia Unified School District has restored five school days to its calendar and ended employee salary reductions, the district announced Monday.

The MUSD school board authorized the moves last week thanks to new revenue secured by the passage of Proposition 30, a ballot measure that increased taxes to fund local schools, the district said in a news release.

"Due to ongoing state budget cuts and declines in revenue, the school district had been forced to reduce student and staff development days over the last three years, as well as institute an across-the-board  three percent salary reduction for school employees," the release states. "However, as a result of proactive and smart fiscal management by the school district and the passage of Proposition 30 in (November), the school board was able to restore all cuts to days and end the salary reduction."

Superintendent Linda Wagner thanked voters for supporting Prop 30 in a written statement.

"Our students and our schools owe a big thank you to the voters for supporting Proposition 30,” Wagner wrote. “Despite budget cuts from the state, we pulled together and found solutions that ensured our students continued to receive the level of education they deserve."

The new school days will be added to next year's academic calendar. Employees' salaries will be restored at the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year.

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