SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Unified School District says on Thursday the school board will likely vote to eliminate 178 teacher and staff jobs.
“We’re facing a $35 million budget deficit. We’re at risk of state takeover,” district spokesman Alex Barrios said. “We have to reduce spending.”
The district is not yet releasing exactly how much money these layoffs will save, but it believes it will have a significant impact on the deficit it faces.
“Ninety-one percent of every dollar goes towards benefits and salaries for employees,” Barrios said.
The district says the cuts also reflect enrollment numbers, claiming over the past three years as they hired more teachers, more than 400