Gov. Linda Lingle proposed a new plan to immediately return Hawai`i public school students to the classroom for 24 of the 27 days that will be lost between now and the end of the next school year if the current furlough schedule is allowed to continue. “Our revised plan keeps the focus on putting students back in the classroom for as many days as possible, which remains my highest priority,” said Governor Lingle.

Under the Governor’s latest plan, up to $50 million from the Rainy Day Fund would be used to restore 12 furlough Fridays – five this semester and seven in the 2010-2011 school year.

An additional 12 instructional days

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