Illinois could soon may huge payout to educators for work travel - KMOV.com

Illinois could soon may huge payout to educators for work travel

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)  -- Illinois taxpayers could be on the hook for hundreds of hours that state education workers spent in planes, trains and automobiles on their way to assignments during the past two years.

In a ruling obtained by The Associated Press, an arbitrator determined last month that State Board of Education employees' travel time is work time, and more than 200 agency professionals are due compensatory time off for off-hours travel they accrued since the agency announced it was changing its travel policy in November 2009.

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