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Loudoun teachers get holiday bonus

This morning, as I was perusing the Washington Post, I discovered that the Loudoun County School Board has used $4.5 million of its federal education funding to pay school staff the money they were to have lost from two furlough days this week.

The result: instead of losing two days’ worth of pay this week, they got the days off and got paid.

That division is getting $9.4 million through the federal education funding, according to the article in this morning’s Metro section of the  Post.

That same funding is sending $4.965 million to Spotsylvania County. Spotsylvania Superintendent Jerry Hill is urging this county’s board to wait until April to decide how to use these federal funds though he and the board have expressed support for giving staff a bonus if funds are available after budgeting for fiscal 2012 is completed.