For now, most California districts are flush with money. But those that aren't face a March 15 deadline to initiate layoffs they hope won't happen.
About 40% of PE teachers in California said their instructional time has been cut back, a recent report says.
School districts can do a second round of layoffs if K-12 funding increases less than 2%. CTA will ask the Legislature to prevent it.
Stege Elementary in Richmond was primed to reinvent itself from one of California's lowest performing schools to one that helped its black and Latino students achieve academically. Instead, the school faces teacher layoffs.
Layoffs are local, but teacher shortages are statewide.
Most teachers receiving layoff notices will eventually have them rescinded in coming weeks as districts receive better state budget estimates.