More than 19,500 educators have already received layoff notices, and that number is expected to rise as more data trickles in. 206 school districts out of approximately 1,000 in California had reported notifying educators they could lose their jobs because of school funding cuts.
When you issue thousands of layoff notices to educators, you are hurting students. The layoff turmoil brought on again by state cuts is harming classrooms, our students, and their families. When you repeatedly lay off teachers, you break the bonds of learning, and you send the message that education is not a priority in our state. - CTA President Dean Vogel
California already ranks 47th
among the 50 states in support for public education, and schools are threatened width another $4.9 billion in cuts if the governor’s tax initiative is not approved by voters in November.
The 10 California school districts issuing the most layoff notices are:
- Los Angeles Unified, about 9,500
- San Diego Unified, more than 1,608
- San Juan Unified, 458
- Capistrano Unified, 392
- Sacramento City Unified, 389
- Moreno Valley Unified, 332
- Long Beach Unified, 309
- San Bernardino City School District, 251
- San Francisco Unified, 210
- Sweetwater High School District, 209
In this video below, educators speak at a press conference about the almost 20,000 layoff notices handed out to school employees this week due to the ongoing budget crisis.
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