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Nevada Joint Union High School District Delivered 38 Layoff Notices to Staff

Nevada Joint Union high School District has delivered 38 layoff notices to certificated staff ahead of the March 15th deadline. In a message from Superintendent Marianne Cartan, Districts had to meet the deadline of March 15 to provide the notices to staff. With the uncertainty of state funding for education for next year, and so much up in the air, this was a very difficult deadline for schools to deal with, as compared to other years.

approximately $1.3 million in budget cuts are proposed for 2012-13 based on the state’s projections and uncertainty over Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative that is planned for the November ballot.

Should the governor’s initiative fail in November, the district is in a position to lose over $425 per student
Superintendent Cartan says Any reductions are difficult, especially in light of the fact that the District has cut 6.8 million dollars from its budget over the past four years, which includes 50 staff positions.

Principals and District Office administrators have been meeting weekly for months and worked together to make some difficult reductions in sections that effect sports, the libraries, counseling, elective areas including the agricultural programs, choir, class sizes, and other course offerings. 

We are hopeful that we can restore staff positions as we work through some of the factors that are affecting our budget planning at this time. The Nevada Joint Union High School District’s borad meeting is tonight (Wednesday march 21st at 6pm at the Bear River High School Multi-purpose room at 11130 Magnolia road near Lake of the Pines in South Nevada County.

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