More Job Cuts on the Horizon for San Diego Unified
San Diego Unified could cut another 175 jobs depending on how the school board votes at Tuesday’s meeting.
In March the district issued pink slips for hundreds of teachers in order to fulfill the need to eliminate $124 million from its budget. So far, about 1,500 layoff notices have been issued to employees, many of whom are teachers. Now the district is in talks to cut bus driving, library, and mental health positions.
The district is taking drastic actions to compensate for an unsure budget proposed by the governor that sees cuts to education funding.
Additionally, some employees are retiring early in order to allow some job to be saved. SD Unified public information officer Andrew Sharp notes that retirement notices reached 477 on Friday---more than triple the usual amount received annually.
Read more about the cuts at The San Diego Union-Tribune.
And watch the live feed at the San Diego Unified School Board website.