San Juan schools prepare 'precautionary' layoff notices

6:32 PM, Feb 9, 2010   |    comments
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CARMICHAEL, CA - The San Juan Unified School District needs to cut an estimated $30 million to $50 million from its $370 million budget.

As a result, precautionary notices are going out to 616 employees who are being told they face potential layoffs as a result of cuts.

Third grade teacher Josh Costa is expecting a notice for the fifth year in a row.

"The thing you have to remember that kids come first. The classroom comes first and you have to put your best foot forward. You can't let anything in the outside world come in and affect how you're reaching in the classroom," said Costa.

A final decision on layoffs would be made in May after the district has a better idea of funding from the state.

By Alicia Malaby,



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