More Madera Unified union talks planned

A second round of negotiations between Madera Unified School District officials and the Madera Unified Teachers Association failed to reach a consensus, the district announced Thursday.

The district is trying to find ways to plug a $13 million budget gap for the 2010-11 fiscal year. It is asking teachers to take seven furlough days and shorten the school year by five days.

Union officials, however, say teachers are only willing to take two furlough days. Negotiations will continue on May 11.