The State School Board decided last Friday that Utah school districts again may slash up to five school days to cope with financial strains. Martell Menlove, state deputy supt. said "We really don't want to have any fewer days. What we believe is kids need to be in school more time, not less time." That is all well and good, but when the legislature cuts funding how are we supposed to pay for those days. Legislators and the Governor were still saying at their political conventions last week that "Education was held harmless." That is not true. The bad part of furloughing employees is a) no pay for those days and b) no retirement service for those days. Some districts did furloughs last year and we might see more this year. Neither Ogden or Weber Districts have proposed doing furloughs or cutting the school year.