Anaheim Union High School District Will Lay Off Over 100 Teachers

The Anaheim Union High School District will terminate 132 teachers by the end of the academic year. The cuts will affect both temporary and permanent teachers across multiple subjects.

You can blame enrollment declines. More than 3,500 students have left the district since 2018. The hits are still coming. By 2024-2025, the district expects to lose another 1,350 students. An additional 1,185 students are projected to leave the following year and then 935 students in 2026-2027.

“We have worked tirelessly to prioritize the retention of all staff members, including teachers,” Superintendent Mike Matsuda said in a video. “Last year, we made reductions across various departments, including counseling and classified areas in response to evolving needs and challenges.” 

Board President Annemarie Randle-Trejo said the layoffs were one of the hardest decisions the school board has had to make. But “if we do not face this, we do not have a school district,” she added. “We can’t run a school district on negative funds.” 



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