The Los Angeles Unified School District’s initial budget plan calls for up to 8,000 layoffs by next fall. The plan responds to L.A. Unified’s projected deficit of nearly half a billion dollars, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Meanwhile the Capistrano Unified School District announced plans for a 10 percent pay cut for teachers.
The L.A. Unified proposal arrived even as 20,000 employees there agreed to four unpaid furlough days from February to May. L.A. Unified also proposed a 12 percent pay cut for employees.
Orange County’s Capistrano district proposed cutting teachers’ pay 10 percent retroactive to July by deducting it from upcoming paychecks.