View Full Version : All SF Prop. 30 cash helps to cut number of SFUSD workers on the chopping block

02-27-2013, 09:51 AM
From S.F. Examiner (http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/education/2013/02/prop-30-cash-helps-cut-number-sfusd-workers-chopping-block) by Andrea Koskey:

More than 100 San Francisco teachers will receive preliminary layoff notices in the next month, a number that is far smaller than last year thanks in large part to voters approving Proposition 30 in November.

Every year, school districts issue preliminary layoff notices based on budgets that include unknowns, like the state budget. Many notices are often later rescinded as budgets are finalized. This year, the layoff notices in San Francisco are largely the result of losing a variety of grants and other funding sources, according to San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Gentle Blythe.

“The good news is there are 200 fewer notices than last year,” Blythe said.

School Improvement Grants are one source of lost funding. The grants were three-year funds given by the federal government aimed at improving student learning in high-need schools. San Francisco received $45 million in 2010 to help turn around its lowest-performing schools, many of which are located in the Mission and Bayview neighborhoods.

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