Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Senior Staff Available Ahead of Today's Board Meeting on Layoff Notices

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, March 9, 2011


WHAT: Bernie Rhinerson, Chief District Relations Officer, will be available
for interviews about Thursday night's key Board of Education budget meeting.

WHEN/WHERE: 1-2 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011, Education Center, 4100
Normal St. (92103). Check in with the communications department on the
second floor, room 2145. This will not be a news conference; Rhinerson will
be available for one-on-one interviews as time allows.

BACKGROUND: During the meeting that begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, the Board of
Education is scheduled to vote on the notification of staff -- including
teachers and counselors -- that they may not be offered contracts for the
2011-12 school year due to budget cuts. The California Education Code
requires that they receive this notice by March 15. The district is
currently projecting a "worst case" reduction of $114 million in the general
fund for 2011-12. No teachers or other certificated staff will receive a
"pink slip" and lose their jobs during the current, 2010-11 school year, as
a result of this budget issue. The Board is expected to discuss the
resolution, take public testimony, and a vote is scheduled.

CONTACT: Jack Brandais, Communications Department, San Diego Unified School
District, (619) 725-5570 (Desk), (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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