Teachers In San Marcos Are Facing Mass Layoffs

San Marcos Unified initially voted to issue about 94 layoff notices, however, the number was reduced to 67 teachers and seven administrators.

In a message on the district website, the Superintendent and Board members stated the following:

In December, the Governing Board approved a Board Resolution to make cumulative budget reductions of approximately $35 million for 2018-19 and 2019-20.  Over $4 million of these reductions have already been enacted during the current school year.

In order to implement these reductions in accordance with California law, the Governing Board must issue notices or “pink slips” by March 15th to effected employees.  At its March 6th meeting, the Governing Board approved a list of notices to be delivered to employees prior to the March 15th statutory deadline. These notices essentially tell an employee that their position may be eliminated.  Should the District’s financial picture improve as we learn more from the State, these notices may be rescinded.

Valley Center-Pauma Unified has also issued layoff notices to 30 teachers. These are just a precautionary measure, according to Superintendent Rod McCowan.

Read more at The San Diego Union-Tribune.


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