Tri-Cities school officials giving up one day's pay
TRI-CITIES, Wash. - School administrators in the Tri-Cities are taking a page out of Hanfords past to raise funding for school emergencies and special programs.
About 150 administrators in the Pasco, Kennewick and Richland school district agreed to give up a days pay starting with the new school year. The $74,000 saved will be used to buffer programs from spending cuts.
White Bluffs Elementary Principal Mike Hanson told KONA radio its similar to a 1944 fundraiser when Hanford workers gave up a days pay to buy a B-17 bomber.