Months after massive protests and alarm over school layoffs began, only a fraction of the teachers who received pink slips will lose their jobs. The San Diego Unified, Poway Unified and Chula Vista Elementary school districts are the latest to rescind layoff notices and restore all permanent teaching positions. In San Diego Unified, jobs were restored for more than two-thirds of the 617 teachers and nurses who received pink slips this month. Poway Unified officials said they would pull back layoff notices for more than 100 classroom teachers who received them in March. Chula Vista Elementary School District's board rescinded layoff notices to 274 classroom teachers.
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FROM MARCH 2008: Districts across California are preparing to lay off workers as they await $4.8 billion reduction proposed by governor. The California Teachers Association estimates that 5,000 notices of possible layoffs have been issued statewide and predicts more by March 15, the date by which districts must first notify teachers that their jobs are in danger. The situation is particularly difficult in the Rialto Unified District, where the school board voted to send notices to 305 employees. (Los Angeles Times)
School districts across California have begun trimming services and preparing to lay off teachers in response to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget, which could cut about $4.8 billion in education funding this year and next year. Educators say it's the worst financial crisis they can remember. (Los Angeles Times)