The new cuts – which will go to the school board for approval Tuesday – include all library technicians, 16 mental health clinicians, bus drivers and other non-teaching employees and support staff.
The Learning Curve is a weekly column that answers questions about schools using plain language. Have a question about how your local schools work? Write me at Mario.Koran@voiceofsandiego.org. ♦♦♦ Earlier this week, we published a list of the 20 schools in San Diego Unified where the most teachers are facing layoffs. And as has happened in […]
Low-income schools are set to bear the brunt of San Diego Unified’s multimillion-dollar budget cuts. For 16 of the 20 schools in San Diego Unified facing the most teacher layoff notices, at least 75 percent of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.
That layoffs hit the poorest schools hardest is generally accepted as true – both by people who want to preserve the current system of teacher protections and those who want to dismantle it.
How many positions are being lost as part of San Diego Unified’s budget cuts? Depending on who you ask, it’s either 400 to 500, or “more than 800,” or 850, or 977 or more than 1,500. The district’s own documents and top officials have only added to the confusion.
Despite cutting a deal with teachers that includes pay and benefits concessions, San Diego Unified still faces a large deficit in 2013-14. We explain why.
Meet Russell Shedd. The music teacher worked 80-hour weeks and raised money himself to buy band uniforms. Now, like 1,500 other San Diego educators, he’s been laid off.
We want to hear how individual teacher layoffs are impacting classrooms.
Billed as a way to save teachers, a new proposal could cost taxpayers in the end.
In seven months last year, the San Diego Unified School District rescinded more than a thousand layoff notices. We illustrate how that happened.