School District Sends Out Layoff Notices

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, March 16, 2006

District officials are trying to erase a budget deficit that could reach $10 million. Spokeswoman Maria Lopez says 150 employees will be getting notices. 

"We have librarians, counselors, some teachers, assistant principals. We’re hoping that we can rescind all or many of those by the time we need to send out final notices which would be in May."

She says last year, only about a quarter of the notices were finalized.

The district gets about 80% of its funding from the state and won’t know until June or July how much they’ll be getting this year. The district has already cut almost $61 million out of its budgets since 2000.