Managers, not union members, got the majority of the initial Covid stipends in the Alameda County Office of Education.
Unlike certificated staff, classified employees, including cafeteria and custodial staff and school bus drivers, can be laid off any time of the school year with only a 60-day notice.
Assembly Bill 438 would force districts to determine which support staff to retain three months before the state budget is passed and six months before the school year begins.
Cal/OSHA emergency regulations went into effect Nov. 30 for all employers. School officials argue compliance will be burdensome.
Ineligible for unemployment relief during the summer, bus drivers, classroom aides, school clerks would pay into a state-matched furlough fund.