Layoff Landscape Takes Shape at Coachella Valley Unified

Faced with plummeting enrollment and expiring COVID-19 relief funds, the Coachella Valley Unified School District sent layoff notices to 120 teachers last month. Now, the district says the final toll won’t be as large as it once seemed.

“It’s going to be drastically smaller than the 120 notices that went out, and the reason being is that we also provided our teachers with a 15% retirement incentive,” Interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Maria McLeod told KESQ News Channel 3.

At least 24 teachers took the offer and will retire. 16 teachers who previously received layoff notices received rescissions on March 22. Around 104 teachers that received notices have been invited to participate in a hearing on April 16

While facing a projected $17 million unrestricted budget deficit, CVUSD says it is doing whatever it can to avoid cutting jobs and student resources. While it has made some strides, Coachella Valley Teachers Association President Carissa Carrera still worries about the impact on students. According to Carrera, at one elementary school, 26 out of 38 teachers received layoffs notices.



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