Skip to comments.Does new California law force rehiring of teachers? It's unclear, districts say
Posted on 07/24/2011 2:57:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
State legislation passed last month to block public school districts from reducing their teaching staffs in the coming school year hasn't resulted in a rush among local districts to rehire all the instructors laid off in May.
Most Sacramento-area school officials say they aren't sure whether the law requires a rehiring blitz. And many state officials seem unclear as well.
Assembly Bill 114 says school districts must ignore for now the prospect of a $1.75 billion "trigger" cut that could hit K-12 districts in February if the Legislature's revenue projections fall short. In the meantime, schools are to maintain staffing and program levels based on projections of getting the same funding levels they got last year.
The law, passed with strong support from the California Teachers Association, was crafted in reaction to the flurry of final pink slips that went out to teachers across the state in May. At the time, the state was grappling to bridge a $9.6 billion deficit, and many school districts made cuts based on "worst-case scenario" budget projections.
In July, largely because of rosier revenue projections, legislators instead passed a budget that presented K-12 school districts with the same level of funding as last year, with the possibility of massive midyear trigger cuts if the optimistic revenue projectitions did not materialize. AB 114 was passed as a companion measure.
Dean E. Vogel, the new president of the California Teachers Association, said the mandate provides a year of stability for teachers and students after years of financial crises.
"Districts, in general, are going to do what the law mandates, and some are going to do it kicking and screaming," Vogel said. "I'm going to trust people to follow the law."
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Politicians still don’t know nothing about history, science or even basic economics and math
Jerry Brown knows who's in charge.
sly foxes conniving politicians - when these "optimistic revenue projections" fail to materialize in the middle of the school year, they will say the trigger cannot be pulled while in mid-stream - causing even worse deficits/harm.
Assembly Bill 114 says school districts must ignore â for now â the prospect of a $1.75 billion "trigger" cut that could hit K-12 districts in February if the Legislature's revenue projections fall short.
What a hoot. Why don’t they simply pass a law mandating a healthy economy, no debt, and the dollar is back at 1920 buying power.
Public sector unions must be fed with taxpayer’s money, so they can support the Democrat Party.
On the other hand, if more teachers did retire earlier, that would just mean more teachers being paid to sit around on their asses all day on the cruise ship while we pay for their retirement, plus we have to pay for another teacher to take his or her place.
I don't know. Maybe it's time to privatize education. Maybe at one point in our country's history, it made sense for the government to run the schools. But those days are gone.
Other than Canada I mean.
LOL! Yeah. No problem. Just act as if the money's always going to be there.
Sounds like our son and his wife.
A law no one knows how to interpret. Now THERE'S something new under the sun.