SLO Coastal Unified School District cuts 40 jobs
April 24, 2013
San Luis Coastal Unified School District trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to slash the budget by $4.2 million by making drastic cuts in jobs and services. [Tribune]
The cuts include the elimination of 40 jobs, high school transportation, summer school and Wi-Fi installation at high schools.
The board president Walt Millar informed the more than 150 attendees that if they did not balance the budget the state could take over operations.
“We can’t not do anything this year because next year it will be worse, and the year after that we as a board will not be making decisions,” Millar said. “None of this is what we want to do.”
The 40 job cuts include teachers, librarians, instructional coaches, bus drivers, custodians and an administrator.
Charges for elementary and middle school students who ride the bus are slated to double while school budgets are to be reduced by 20 percent.