The school board will take up the issue Tuesday night. District spokeswoman Elizabeth Graswich says the layoffs are rooted in the state’s budget crisis.
"Like other school districts in California we’re faced with dealing with the governor’s proposed budget cuts and in our district, the budget cuts could potentially mean that we’ll face having to cut about $25 million from our budget."
District officials are also considering changes to their class-size reduction program.
Graswich says the slumping housing market is also having a negative impact on the district. She says after years of growth, they’re projecting an enrollment decline of 500 students next school year.