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Parents question proposed Rancho Santa Fe School District teacher layoffs

Parents question proposed Rancho Santa Fe School District teacher layoffs

A plan to balance the Rancho Santa Fe School District’s budget by laying off 17 full- and part-time teachers in the 2019-20 school year drew fire from a number of parents at a school board meeting on Thursday, March 14.

The district sent out notices to the teachers by a March 15 deadline to let them know their positions could be cut next fall. State law requires school districts to make the notification. Final notices must be sent by May 15.

The district is proposing the cuts to close an $806,000 budget gap for the next school year, according to Superintendent Donna Tripi, who came to the district in January after serving as principal at La Jolla Elementary School, which is...

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