Statement on Clayton Schools’ proposal for furlough days

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                 May 1, 2018

Please attribute the following statement to Dr. Sid Chapman, President, Georgia Association of Educators.

We would hope that Superintendent Beasley and all superintendents across the state, who either have this policy in place or are proposing it, would rethink not paying their employees due to weather-related missed days.  Teachers, especially, would still be working on lesson plans and other preparations for their classes under such circumstances.  They would treat it as planning time, which is already inadequate for many of our teachers.  Also, the full funding of QBE championed by Gov. Deal for the coming school year should help to offset these concerns.