Teachers OK Pay Cuts To Save Jobs

By Linda Harmon

Not much has changed with the state’s budget impasse, which continues to freeze the local school budget process, but thanks to some local players our school district has seen signs of a thaw. Representatives of the local teacher’s union have come up with some new solutions to mitigate the bloodletting. According to Ojai Federation of Teachers President Martha Ditchfield, she and Linus Raibys, the head of the Budget Committee, were able to obtain union approval for teacher wage concessions to help mitigate the anticipated upcoming budget cuts. “After months of negotiating the teachers have come to a

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