Layoffs would cut school district’s $113M deficit by $97M 

The 900-plus layoff notices that the San Francisco Unified School District had approved sending to teachers and other employees by the state’s Monday deadline would save the district about $48 million in one year and $97 million during the next two years, union leaders said.

The district is trying to close a projected budget gap of $113 million during the next two years.

In sending out several hundred notices, the superintendent and district representatives have gone well beyond what was actually necessary, according to a recent newsletter from the United Educators of San Francisco, which represents more than 6,000 district employees.

The union said the savings target “is more than double” than the $44.4 million over two years the district had initially said it wanted from labor.

“UESF will continue to put pressure ... to make cuts as far away from the classroom as possible,” the newsletter said.

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