Hawaii says it may close schools for 6 days to cut costs

Nov. 7, 2008
State education department looking to cut as much as $70 million

The Hawaii Department of Education is proposing closing all public schools and offices for up to six days each year or have its estimated 22,000 employees work four days without pay as possible ways to reduce expenses. The state's $2.4 billion school system faces up to $70 million in budget cuts next academic year because of the slowing economy.

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