Over 600 Layoffs Could Be Coming to SFUSD

San Francisco Unified employees are in for some tough times. The state is stepping in to oversee district finances in the spring. To close a massive budget deficit, SFUSD could see 610 layoffs over the next two years, the San Francisco Chronicle reports

Plummeting enrollment has been battering the balance sheets. Over the past 10 years, SFUSD has lost 10,000 students.

The district has been using reserves to cover a $148.5 million shortfall. Those efforts will have to be ramped up exponentially in 2025-26.

Closures and mergers are on the horizon. Superintendent Matt Wayne is expected to reveal a set of criteria for determining which schools get absorbed and/or placed on the chopping block.

"We are at the point where we must implement major changes in order for the district to achieve long-term financial stability,” Wayne said in a statement. "While challenging, we want our community to understand that these reductions are necessary to put SFUSD on the path to fiscal solvency — which is the only way we will be able to provide the best possible learning environments for students."

Read more at SFist.


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