Final Layoffs OK'd for 243 Employees

The Board of Education unanimously approved final layoff notices Tuesday for 243 certificated employees, mostly teachers, as part of an effort to cope with the state’s ongoing, multi-billion-dollar cuts to public schools.  The final notices will be distributed to employees by the end of this week.

Additional final notices are expected to be considered by the school board next month after the completion of layoff hearings for teachers who have requested them.

At least 200 of the laid off teachers would be reinstated, pending a tentative contract agreement with the Teachers Association of Long Beach.

A list of the employees affected by the layoffs is part of the publicly posted May 11 school board agenda available here

The layoff hearing process was extended to include an additional three dates – May 24 to 26 – at Cabrillo High School.  The extension of the hearings further delays final notices to roughly mid-June for the teachers involved.