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Judge gives go-ahead for SDUSD Teacher layoffs…

May 8, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/3hnj6j3

Just read this from Emily Alpert over at Voice of San Diego (VOSD).  Looks like the judge in the layoff hearings gave the green-light to the district for layoffs.  Class size will explode next year if all these layoffs hold.  Article posted in full below:

“After hearing the teachers union, the principals union and the district make their case in hearings last month, a judge has concluded that San Diego Unified didn’t make an arbitrary decision when it opted to warn hundreds of teachers that their jobs could be cut.

In a proposed decision sent to San Diego Unified yesterday, administrative law judge Donald Cole recommended that the school district go ahead and inform more than 300 educators their jobs are cut.

Forty-five educators will be spared because of technical errors in the process. The school district has also sent pink slips to hundreds more “probationary” teachers who are in the first few years on the job, who do not get this kind of hearing, so more than 800 educators are in jeopardy overall.

While the decision is technically not binding for San Diego Unified, it backs up their choice to lay off teachers. Testimony by the finance chief at these hearings gave rise to the teachers union arguing that San Diego Unified had an extra $66 million that it could use to cancel layoffs.

The judge didn’t mention the $66 million figure, which the school district says is already spent. He did, however, address a projected $9 million surplus that is part of that figure, saying with a $1.1 billion budget, that surplus is reasonable.”

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4 Comments
  1. Bonita Ford permalink

    I’m glad you’ve started this blog. Thanks!

    • Hi Bonnie, you are my lone poster…I am doing it as kind of a hobby, it actually helps me get some of my political leanings off my chest, it is turning out to be cathartic for me.

      • Bonita Ford permalink

        I understand how this could be cathartic. I’m glad to see all this information in one place. Keep it up!

  2. Great blog, Tony….very informative. Thanks for taking the initiative.

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