Law requires teachers be notified by March 15 if layoffs are likely
Madera Unified School District mailed pink slips to 40 teachers and four intervention specialists Friday in an effort to balance its 2012-2013 school year budget. California law dictates that teachers and other certificated employees must be notified by March 15 if they are not going to be rehired for the next school term.
Of those receiving layoff notices, 34 are teachers who have credentials that allow them to teach multiple subjects. The district has utilized these employees as back up for permanent employees who are on leave or serving as teachers on special assignment (TSA) or academic coaches.
The district also sent a layoff notice to one art teacher at Madera South High School and one single subject social science teacher. In addition, five adult education teachers were notified of non-reemployment, and apparently the axe will continue to fall.
According to the agenda for the school board meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 13, trustees will be asked to send pink slips to 41 more teachers. The new list will include another social science teacher, eight more multiple subject teachers, three English/math positions, one earth science/biology position and one half-time physical education teacher...