About 50 teachers, counselors, classroom support assistants and other employees in the Lucia Mar Unified School District will receive a layoff notice this week.
Notices will also go out to employees in about a dozen other positions who will be reassigned, as well as to 22 classified staff members, such as library technicians, mechanics and a secretary, who will have their hours reduced.
Lucia Mar, the county’s largest school district, faces a $3.5 million shortfall to its $51 million general fund budget, depending on whether temporary taxes are extended past the end of June.
The district also anticipates a loss of $700,000 because of declining enrollment. A February enrollment count for the district totaled 10,500 students.
The district has cut more than $9.6 million in the past three years, according to Superintendent Jim Hogeboom.
The school district board on Tuesday approved eliminating 25 credentialed positions — though 13 will be reassigned to other positions in the district, said Michelle Ellis, the district’s assistant superintendent of human resources. The 12 positions eliminated include English teachers, three counselors, one school nurse and several ROP positions.
In addition, 37 classified staff, mostly classroom and computer lab assistants, will be laid off; one position will be reassigned and 22 others will have their hours reduced.
Credentialed employees must receive the notice by a statutory deadline of March 15; classified employees must receive a notice of termination no later than 45 days before their employment is to end.
The district board will consider final notices in May and finalize its budget in June.