Alhambra school year to end early

Alhambra's school year will end five days earlier than planned this June, due to a new a new contract agreement between the Alhambra Teachers Association and the Alhambra Unified School District.

The school year will end on Friday, June 10 instead of Wednesday, June 15. Teachers’ salaries will remain the same and will not receive furlough days—unpaid work days—reductions in salary, changes in health benefits, or layoffs in the spring of 2011, Shannon Li reported in Alhambra High's Moor Newspaper.  These cuts will be avoided because of additional funding from the $26 billion federal job bill, Li reports. Teachers will have three additional professional development days.

“In a sense, it’s better because summer starts sooner and there’s more rest,” freshman Brian Au told Li.

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