Arcadia teachers vote to roll back pay, save jobs

The Arcadia Teachers Association voted last Thursday on a tentative agreement that would approve a 1.25 percent pay rollback, effective for the next school year. The announcement was posted by Superintendent Joel Shawn on a budget discussion blog entry dated June 12.

The move would allow the administration to rehire all the probationary and permanent teachers who were given layoff notices in March, said Board of Education President Joann Steinmeier in an e-mail.

Shawn said some teachers may be reassigned to different schools.

“In light of horrible economic times, and equally horrible resource cuts by the state, the Arcadia Unified School District family has done everything possible to protect the programs we provide for our students,” he said.