Syracuse City school district administrators are proposing furloughs to employees.
It comes as administators expect a big budget shrotfall this year. A district spokesperson said there has been a reduction in state payments totaling $8 million so far. Administrators said they want to be ready if that number grows.
Proposals were discussed during a Syracuse Teachers Association meeting Tuesday night. The first calls for furloughs that last through July 30. The number of people affected was not discussed. A second proposal calls for voluntary furloughs, based on family needs. And a third proposal calls for 4 unpaid holidays.
A poll of the membership will be taken to see if there is interesst in negotiating. Those numbers are expected to be released next week.