In an attempt to close a $640 million funding deficit next year, the LAUSD is moving ahead with teacher layoffs.
The LAUSD's board of education voted to send 5,200 provisional layoff notices to district employees Wednesday, KPCC reported.
The district is hoping union leaders will support unpaid days off and salary cuts that could mitigate staffing cuts.
According to KPCC:
Board member Richard Vladovic said he’d force a compromise if he could. "I would lock this group of union leaders and district officials and decision makers in a room and say you can’t leave until you help us find some solutions as an alternative to RIFing our employees."
Elementary teachers, nurses, librarians, counselors, and managers who hold teaching credentials are most at risk of getting notices, according to KPCC.