Five unpaid furlough days remain on the books for the 2012-13 school year at Glendale Unified after a proposed deal to defer them last week fell through.
During negotiations Thursday, Glendale Teachers Assn. leaders agreed to defer the furlough days until 2013-14 and then readdress them after the November election, when voters will decide on state tax initiatives that could have a major impact on state education funding.
But the deal broke down over a disagreement on how to approach negotiations for changes to health benefits.
The union had asked to freeze those negotiations until the pending furlough days were further delayed or rescinded altogether — something district officials said they were unwilling to commit to.