Nearby Districts Aim to Cut Pay, Jobs

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.