by Scott Neuffer

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November 21, 2012
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District employee absences total more than $1 million

Employee leaves in the Douglas County School District have incurred general fund costs of more than $1 million in the last two years, according to the findings of a human resources report.

In the 2010-11 school year, the district spent $549,762 on substitute teachers. In the 2011-12 school year, those costs dropped to $515,307, following diminished staffing levels.

So far this fiscal year, from July 1 to the end of October, substitute teachers have cost the district $89,157.

Although the expenditures seem high, the average number of absences per employee is at or below what is contractually allowed for both …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 21, 2012 05:43PM Published Nov 21, 2012 05:42PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.