By Lanz Christian Bañes
The Vallejo school board approved Wednesday issuing preliminary layoff notices to teachers while expressing regret for the procedure.
“Its a draconian process,” trustee Adrienne Waterman said of the legal requirement for districts to notify certificated employees of potential layoffs by March 15.
On the list this year were the equivalent of 25 full-time teaching positions at the elementary school.
Sheila Gradwohl, president of the Vallejo Education Association, said it was difficult for teachers who received layoff notices, especially if they will be rehired by the district again later in the budget process.