Ramona (Calif.) School District Braces for Strike

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

They hope it doesn’t happen, but say they’ll be prepared if it does.

That’s how Ramona school district leaders are dealing with the possibility of a teachers strike.

On Monday, the district’s website showed a job announcement for emergency substitute teachers — at $275 per day. The notice states that Ramona Unified is recruiting applicants “to serve in the event of a teacher strike.”

This is a proactive measure, school board president Bob Stoody said Tuesday morning, explaining that the trustees must vote before the district can hire anyone at that rate, and they have taken no such action. The district currently pays $95 a day for its substitute teachers.

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