The San Diego Unified School District hasn’t wasted any time taking up the teachers union’s offer to work on changing the state’s budget system.
The union made the call to the district at a press conference Wednesday. Union officials said the state’s budget process harms schools and teachers, since it requires districts to issue hundreds of layoff notices to employees by March 15, months before they know what the state’s budget will actually look like.
That system causes unnecessary emotional pain and suffering to teachers, union officials said. The district should use its clout to start changing it, said San Diego Education Association Vice President Camille Zombro.