Oakland Teachers Take Pay Cut to Help Reach Flat Budget

Updated 2 years ago

The teachers of RSU 18 in the Oakland area have stepped up to try to solve their district’s budget issues.Earlier this month, voters rejected the budget for a second time.Superintendent Gary Smith says teachers have volunteered to take a pay cut.The teachers made the offer in an attempt to help the district reach a flat budget.Smith says the pay cut would save the district about 60-thousand-dollars.The budget now heads to voters during a district budget meeting scheduled for September 20th.It’s at the Performing Arts Center in Messalonskee High School.There’s also a district-wide referendum on October second.