Riverside Unified Could Cut 23 Jobs

The Riverside Unified School District plans to lay off 23 full-time employees, including teachers, counselors and librarians. Non-teaching positions headed for the chopping block include 19 special education instruction assistants, eight instructional assistants, six Head Start instructional assistants, five playground supervisors, two alternative education lab assistants, two cafeteria workers and more.

The decision has been described as “preliminary.” The situation is “fluid,” Assistant Superintendent Kylie Ybarra said (Press-Enterprise).

Enrollment at Riverside schools has dropped from 42,153 in 2018-19 to 40,049 in 2022-23. Similar problems have forced layoffs at nearby districts. The Moreno Valley Unified School District is considering layoffs of its own.

The district has until March 15 to notify the employees of their layoffs.



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