789 Final Layoff Notices OK'd

As a direct result of the state’s failure to reach a budget compromise, the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education approved final layoff notices Tuesday for 789 employees, mostly teachers.

The job cuts, which represent about 10 percent of LBUSD’s workforce, are part of an effort to cope with California’s ongoing, multi-billion-dollar cuts in funding for public schools.

The final notices for certificated employees will be distributed by the end of this week.

A list of the employees affected by the layoffs is part of the publicly posted May 10 school board agenda available here.

During the past three years, LBUSD has cut more than $200 million.  During the same period, more than 30,000 California educators and 10,000 other public school employees have been laid off.

May 15 is the deadline when California school districts must provide any final layoff notices to certificated employees.