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PUSD Board Approves Layoff Notices

At a Tuesday meeting, the PUSD board officially issued layoff notices for 78 full-time teachers, though it is uncertain how many will ultimately be dismissed.

The Pasadena Unified School District Board approved layoff notices for 78 full-time employees and two-part time employees at a Tuesday meeting.

As , the notices do not definitively mean that the teachers will actually be laid off, but rather are a means of meeting state requirements to notify any teacher who may possibly be out of a job in September.

In the past two years, PUSD has cut 20 teaching jobs despite issuing more than 200 layoff notices.

At a Tuesday special meeting, the board discussed the district's current financial situation--according to a press release from the district, next year's budget deficits could be anywhere from $7.2 million to $17 million.

The final decisions on teacher layoffs must be made by May 15, according to the release.

A full list of positions that could be impacted is posted at right.

True Freedom March 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM
@Nav: yes, yes, definitely sorry :) Thanks for the great info. And don't worry, I won't vote against the tax increases simply to punish politicians.. but I will need to feel extremely confident that the money will make it to the schools. I'm not going to pay extra taxes for the state to give an extra N-billion to the schools at the same time they cut N-billion from schools for a net gain of nothing.
Dinky D March 09, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Something that really needs to be looked at is the amount of money that is spent on outside consultants. Many of these jobs are done by classified people already but because some people like to hire their friends they create positions for them. Hmmmmm, they cover it up well.
navigio March 09, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Just an fyi, the district posts all their non-salary expenditures online every month or so. The board is required to approve these at least every 60 days. The amounts vary greatly depending on month. These are posted at least 72 hours before the meeting in which they are discussed/voted on. Here is the most recent one. http://pusd.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=12&clip_id=416&meta_id=63469
Joanne Louisa March 31, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Furlough days do not result in a complete power-down in the district as some classes of employees are allowed to choose which days they don't come in. Or, in the case of some employees, since legal deadlines are not suspended for furloughs, they just do the work without being paid. I'm sure that's what Tony is referring to when he pleads for district employees to think about the "us." Based on what he posts online, I can't imagine him waiving a timeline for any of his own special snowflakes.
Louis Educe April 01, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Another thought on this is to go to a 4 day week like many districts already do during the summer. The highest energy costs involve the starting up of AC/Heating, stoves, lights etc. and if you go to a 10 hr/ 4 day week you get the savings of a weekly "furlough day" with out the loss of instructional time (note I am talking energy savings not salary) this also answers Joanne's "timeline" issue since deadlines can still be met. My District/Union have talked about this as a possibility and they discussed having Mondays rather than Fridays because of the multiple holidays. The biggest problem to this is the parents who would need child care on the off days - but maybe the schools could offer pay for service care at some sites.

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