Pleasanton's school board will weigh Tuesday night whether to lay off dozens of school employees in light of reduced funding.
Many of the positions -- 57.4 full-time equivalent spots -- were temporary or probationary jobs, which are subject to renewal for each school year.
A total of 79.1 full-time equivalent spots will be eliminated, which means at least 79 people will have their hours cut or will be laid off completely -- possibly more, since some workers are employed part-time.
The district send a notice to employees in October that $3.7 million in one-time funding wasn't renewed by the state, which the district stated would most likely mean some of those employees would be laid off.
Among permanent, certificated employees, 21.7 full-time equivalent spots are on the chopping block. That includes two full-time equivalent spots in nursing, eight in instructional coaching and four in counseling, as well as three vice principal spots. District documents presented in the board packet didn't reveal which employees or which schools would be affected if the vote goes through.
Pleasanton Unified School District's board will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. in closed session and 7 p.m. in open session at the district's headquarters on Bernal Avenue.
In other school news:
- The board will also decide whether to increase the district's Wi-Fi project budget by about $20,000 after unplanned needs were discovered during installation, such as a financial agreement with an IT company Ruckus Wireless who will handle maintenance of the system.
The $20,000 brings the total project budget to about $1.09 million, and the project aims to upgrade the entire district's wireless capability.
- The board will hear a presentation about class size requirements.
- The school board will decide whether to approve some school field trips for the spring semester.