Pasadena School Board Could Authorize Laying Off 32.4 Full-Time Employees on Thursday

Published : Monday, March 4, 2019 | 5:55 AM

The Pasadena Board of Education on Thursday could authorize to reduce the number of District personnel by 32.4 full-time employees for the 2019-2020 school as part of a Fiscal Stabilization Plan presented to the County last December.

The draft resolution for the Board of Education’s consideration showed the reductions need to be implemented as a result of the “decrease in programs and services” for the 2019-2020 school year.

The possible reductions would not be as drastic as Pasadena Unified faced last year at this time when the District pondered eliminating more than 100 positions and one Board Member fretted the high school graduation requirements need to be lessened as the result.

Sales tax revenues from Measure J may ultimately save some of these jobs from layoffs. The District is expecting $7 million from the Measure each year, and some of that funding is likely to restore programs previously cut.

The City of Passadena and the School Board are currently working to define uses of Measure J funding.

But for this week, the District’s staff has submitted a list of possible full time employees to be eliminated, and the schools affected [pictured in this story.]

Once approved, the resolution will authorize Pasadena Unified Superintendent Brian MacDonald to give a Notice of Recommendation Not to Reemploy to the affected certificated employees.

The School Board meets this Thursday in public session starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room at District Headquarters, 351 South Hudson Avenue.

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