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Bend-La Pine Schools’ Teachers Union ratified an agreement for a contract that will help the District to balance the 2011-12 budget, and add back one day to the school year. Superintendent Ron Wilkinson said that the more than 800-member Bend Education Association agreed today to several concessions that will allow the District to balance the budget.  The more than $4 million in 2011-12 concessions include:

- Dropping the deferred cost of living increase (was due July 1, 2011)
- No new cost of living increase for 2011-12
 -No increase in the District insurance contribution
 -A delay in the step increase for additional experience
- Reduced professional development and tuition reimbursement
 -Acceptance of six furlough days (down from seven in 2010-11).

In all, the District has made nearly $15 million in reductions to balance the K-12 education State budget shortfall for the 2011-12 school year.





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  • 27th Street Bear Creek Road and Forum Dr. down to a single lane 6a – 10p Signal light at 27th and Forum will be disabled and only right turns off 27th will be allowed.


  • Road closures along Roosevelt Ave >< Silver Lake Blvd -Chamberlain St. 7a-5p (9/6-11/20)


  • Lane closures and detours Mt. WA Dr at Shevlin Park Road North to Regency (7/11-11/30)
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