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Friday, March 4, 2011

Nearly 500 in S.F. schools to get pink slips

From SFGate,

Nearly 500 San Francisco teachers, aides and administrators will find pink slips in their mailboxes within the next two weeks as the school board works to backfill an estimated $27 million shortfall if the state's worst-case budget scenario pans out later this year.

If the layoffs hold, class sizes would go up and overall support for students would decline, district officials said Tuesday night.

The layoff notices are expected to hit struggling schools the hardest because of a disproportionate number of new teachers at those sites. Under seniority rules, it's typically last in, first out in layoffs.

At El Dorado Elementary in Visitacion Valley, for example, half the school's 15 teachers are expecting to get a layoff notice.

Read more at SFGate

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