Benicia Herald: Another round of reductions in schools?

By Keri Luiz, Assistant Editor

The passage of Proposition 30 last fall was supposed to mean teachers and other Benicia Unified School District staff didn’t need to worry about layoffs or staff reductions this year.

But because of declining enrollment and what Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Michael Gardner called “the resulting economic uncertainties,” district trustees on Thursday will hear a pair of resolutions to reduce services performed by both certificated (teaching) and classified (non-teaching) staff.

Because of “the need to maintain the District’s fiscal solvency, staff have considered and discussed potential reductions in specific services currently performed by certificated employees for the 2013-14 school year,” Gardner wrote, proposing the elimination of 6.8 full-time-equivalent (FTE) positions.

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