Speak Out to Stop the Layoffs – May 14th – 5:00 p.m. – 555 Franklin
Board of Ed Votes 5-2 to Approve Layoffs Despite Reserves Ballooning to $50 Million
On May 7th the Board of Education voted to approve the layoffs of dozens of teachers, counselors, and social workers, despite reserve funds projected to balloon to $50 million by the end of the school year. The jobs of dozens of more paraprofessionals are also on the line.
According to School Services, strong tax collection in March indicates that our schools will see significant increases in funding in the Governor’s May Revise budget. Even with out a statewide Weighted Student Formula, the SFUSD is set to receive millions more than they anticipated when they sent the layoff notices out in March.
At the School Board session last night, Board members voted 5-2 to approve the layoffs (with Haney and Maufas the two no votes). During the discussion before the vote, they talked about budget shortfalls as being the rationale for their decision.
How can Superintendent Carranza and five members of the Board of Education honestly claim that educators need to be laid off for financial reasons when their reserves now sit at $50 million?
Join your fellow educators at 555 Franklin next Tuesday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. to send a resounding message to the Board and to the district: Rescind the layoffs now.
SFUSD Once Again Sends Out Far Too Many Layoff Notices
For the latest layoffs update, read page 3 of the April 2013 edition of the SF Educator.
March 18, 2013
According to documents provided by the SFUSD, last week the district sent out layoff notices to 14 Early Education and 135 K-12 certificated staff. The district is also set to send layoff notices out to 68 paraprofessionals. Continue reading