By Associated Press Monday, April 15, 2019 | 2 a.m. CARSON CITY— A Carson City church has donated a total of $10,000 to local high school teachers and support staff in $50 increments to "Pay It Forward" however they see fit. Pastor Chris White from Fountain Foursquare Church presented the envelopes containing $50 each at a faculty meeting Tuesday before classes at Carson City High School, according to the Nevada Appeal . Every teacher, custodian, kitchen worker, counselor and faculty member received the money. White said his church makes some sort of donation every year to a school in the area. "The idea behind this donation is we wanted to give every teacher, faculty and staff member $50 in cash for you to use however you want," White said. "We trust each of you will use your best judgment on how to pay that forward, whether it be to benefit a student or someone in need or accept it as a gift yourself." A note in each envelop explained the only stipulation was that in … [Read more...] about $10K worth of $50 checks for Carson teachers to pay forward
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Joey Garrison Nashville Tennessean Published 9:03 PM EDT Sep 18, 2018 The Nashville Metro Council voted Tuesday to authorize the sale of $775 million in general obligation bonds to cover public works projects — including new sidewalks, street paving and new school buildings — approved over the past decade. The bonds will also cover $50 million appropriated by the council just this month for new buildings and infrastructure upgrades at the city's fairgrounds as part of a plan for a new Major League Soccer stadium. The action, put forward by Mayor David Briley's administration, comes as Metro finance officials anticipate having to borrow an additional $650 million in general obligation bonds in two years to pay for a backlog of additional capital projects. Under Metro's procedure to pay for capital projects, the council approves spending plans on the front end and takes up bond financing later. Bills before Metro … [Read more...] about Nashville council issues $775M in bonds to pay for public projects
By Dominic Fracassa Updated 1:31 pm PDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Vincent Matthews. San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Vincent Matthews. Photo: Peter Prato, Special To The Chronicle See what data from the National Education Association reveals as the best and worst teacher pay in the U.S. See what data from the National Education Association reveals as the best and worst teacher pay in the U.S. Photo: Getty Images 10. Pennsylvania Average teacher salary in 2017: $66,265 Change in teacher pay (2016-17): 1.7 percent increase 10. Pennsylvania Average teacher salary in 2017: $66,265 Change in teacher pay (2016-17): 1.7 percent increase Photo: Visual7, Getty … [Read more...] about SF schools giving teachers raises without revenue to pay for them
POLITICS 09/15/2018 05:45 am ET The fight over funding for the border wall is being postponed until after the elections — when Democrats are almost certain to have more influence. By S.V. Date WASHINGTON — Mexico refused to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall, and now it appears American taxpayers may never have to either. A spending bill to keep the federal government running past Sept. 30 will not contain money for Trump’s biggest presidential campaign promise. Republican congressional leaders are instead postponing the fight over a wall along the southwestern border until after the November midterm elections — when Democrats will almost certainly have more influence and possibly be weeks away from taking control of the House. “This is the GOP Congress giving the president a big middle finger,” said Stan Collender, a budget expert who spent years working for House and Senate committees. “It’s the Republican … [Read more...] about Trump Couldn’t Get Mexico To Pay For His Wall. Now Americans Won’t Pay Either.
DENVER (Reuters) - Cargill Meat Solutions will pay a total of $1.5 million to 138 Muslim workers who were fired after walking off the job in a dispute over prayer breaks at a Colorado meat-packing plant in 2015, the company said on Friday. The dispute arose after the workers, mostly Somali immigrants, were dismissed after they staged a three-day walkout over what they said were insufficient prayer breaks at a plant in Fort Morgan, about 75 miles northeast of Denver. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said in a statement on Friday that it had “reasonable cause to believe that Somali, African and Muslim employees were harassed, denied their requests for prayer breaks and fired.” The Wichita, Kansas-based company said in a statement that it disagreed with the findings, but agreed to settle the case to avoid protracted litigation. It added that it was committed to allowing “Muslim workers to take short breaks to perform their obligatory … [Read more...] about Cargill to pay total of $1.5 million to Muslim workers in Colorado…