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SD School Board Seeks Swift Calculations On Teacher Recalls


Aired 7/6/11

Sacramento may know how much it plans to spend in the new fiscal year. But that doesn’t mean it’s clear yet how much money San Diego Unified can count on to operate schools.

— Board of Education Vice President John Lee Evans is thinking of July as a race. The state’s new budget will likely allow San Diego Unified to recall hundreds of laid off teachers, but the exact amount is still being calculated.

This month, teachers who are still employed with the district can start bidding for open positions at schools that have lost teachers.

Evans said determining who will be recalled as quickly as possible is key for school stability.

“I want to publicly make sure that the superintendent and his staff do everything possible during this month to make sure that the teachers that are recalled, are recalled in time so that they can go back to their original positions at their original sites,” he said.

The board expects to see final estimates of the district’s state funding next week.

Evans cited problems with getting information about teacher attrition from the district's human resources department in his motion to expedite recall calculations. The request was supported unanimously with one member absent.

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HarryStreet | July 6, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ― 5 years, 8 months ago

Why would anyone want to return to a profession as unstable as teaching? I left plumbing in the field because every time the economy blew its nose I was out of work. Teaching isn't as noble as it once was anyway. They can't be entrepreneurs and inventive. Teachers must follow curricullums designed and enforced by people on the School Board who no longer engage kids in class because there isn't enough perks and money. Until our government gives them a level of job protection same as police and firefighters, not to forget politicians themselves, I hope the teachers choose another line of work. Only when it gets worse will it get better. Such is the world we live in.

No, I'm not trying to be cynical.

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