MEDFORD, Ore. — Since the teachers are not going to work, the district is not paying them, which amounts to about $57,000 a day in savings.
The district is not spending any extra money on the cost of responding to the strike and here on day two of the strike, they have a half a million dollars of savings, but that’s without paying any subs yet.
“But there are other costs to our community, too,” said Superintendent Dr. Phil Long. “One: school is disrupted for 2% of Oregon’s public school kids, the 12,500 that are in our schools here. The other cost is that parents have to arrange child care, it impacts their work and the third part is just that broken promise that we would provide a full year of school for kids.”
The district created a non-strike versus strike cost comparison, showing how much it expects to spend for substitutes, meals, lodging, transportation…some subs are even flying in to do the work. The comparison is pictured below.