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Schools notify teachers of cuts

first_imgOfficials at the other seven area school districts – East Whittier City, Los Nietos, Lowell Joint, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, South Whittier, Whittier City and Whittier Union High – said they were not giving out notices this year, though many are also suffering from declining enrollment. “This is the first year we haven’t had to send out any notices,” said Ginger Shattuck, superintendent of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. In terms of enrollment, the news could get even worse for the 11,000-student El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera. Plans for the grade separation project at Passons Road call for the demolition of a multi-story apartment building that houses 95 El Rancho students, Genis said. “So on top of the 271, we stand to lose an additional 95 students,” Genis said. “And that’s really difficult because that means we’ll feel the loss of those students every year, not just this one time.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Thirty-two Whittier-area teachers will receive notices today that they may not have jobs – or hold the same positions – at their schools come next fall, officials said Wednesday. The bulk of the teachers work in the El Rancho Unified School District, which is projecting that it will lose nearly 300 students in the 2007-08 school year, Superintendent Norbert Genis said. As such, the district sent out “non-re-elect” notices to 28 probationary or temporary teachers by today, the state-mandated deadline for giving out these notices. They also gave layoff notices to one permanent teacher and an administrator, though the administrator will likely just be placed into a different position next year, Genis said. For those receiving layoff notices, the district must notify them by May 15 as to whether they will have a job next year. “But this doesn’t mean we’re going to release all of them,” Genis added. “We needed to make some space because, first of all, we’re going to have eight teachers coming back from leave next year. “And then we also have a few teachers who are going to retire, but they don’t officially have it in writing yet,” he added. “So we still have to leave space for them.” Three probationary teachers were also given non-re-elect notices at the Little Lake City School District, Superintendent Philip Perez said. “We’re just finalizing our enrollment projections and the ties to staffing, so we will be doing some tightening up of teachers,” Perez said. last_img

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