Skip to comments.‘No One Left To Lay Off’: LAUSD ‘Doomsday’ Scenario Looms
Posted on 10/03/2012 2:18:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday warned of more layoffs and a shortened school year if voters reject the proposed tax increases on Election Day.
KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports that while school staff is prohibited by law from arguing for or against ballot measures, that hasnt stopped them from describing a so-called doomsday scenario for the district.
In a carefully worded briefing to the school boards Budget Committee on Tuesday, Chief Financial Officer Megan Reilly predicted major layoffs and program cuts without the much-needed cash infusion from Propositions 30 or 38.
Prop. 30 would raise the state sales tax by a quarter percent over the next four years, while also increasing taxes on earners making $250,000 or more over the next seven years. Prop. 38 would raise taxes on those making at least $7,300 beginning in 2013-14 and could generate up to $10 billion in revenue.
Reilly warned the state education system is currently running on fumes and either the state has to get more revenue or there have to be cuts one of the other has to give.
Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that if the tax measures fail to pass there would be immediate education cuts of $6 billion and districts would have to shorten the school year by 15 days effectively ending the school calendar in April.
That would cut the school year from 175 days to 160 days and could mean $255 million less or $439 per student for LAUSD.
Standing outside district headquarters, Superintendent John Deasy said a defeat at the ballot could render the LAUSD unrecognizable one year from now.
Fifty-two percent of the people in this building are gone; 10,000 people have lost their jobs in the last couple of years, Deasy said. Theres no one left to lay off.
Uh oh. "Pay us more taxes, or we'll send your kids home to torture you!"
More threats from government employees.
Pay more, pay now so they can retire at 52 years old on lottery style tax paid pension and those gold plated tax paid his and hers medical benefits.
Ha! Just kidding.
Did these government AH’s think of this when they rolled out the red carpet for millions of illegals from Mexico, then demanded new tax paid schools, etc, etc, etc...
Screw these SOBs.
You promise? :)
And you are still operational?? What were all those other people doing all day???
Theres no one left to lay off.
There's you and the rest of the deadwood.
I take it Deasy wasn't a math teacher.
Q: If you have 100% of people in jobs, and you lay off 52% of those people, how many people can you still lay off?
A: 48% of those people.
How many administrators have been cut?
Here is the one statement (and the only solution) that you will NEVER hear uttered:
Today we elected to privatize the school system. The contractor will be paid a certain amount if the entire school makes at least a C on secret standardized tests that the contractor will not have access to. The contractor will also be paid a bonus for the percentage of students achieving a B on these tests, and the percentage achieving an A on these tests.”
Five year results: education now costs 30% less, and the contractors are receiving substantial bonuses based on the number of B and A students.
The current system IS the problem. No amount of additional money will fix it.
F*#! them. Let them get jobs working on the bullet train.
They also have a half empty building they could lease out or sell.
what a country...
Every single thing said by school administrators is a lie or a scam.
Education has become the most despicable department in government.
School district to the citizens; “We’ve got your kids if you want to see ‘em again you’d better cough up the dough.”
Lots of administrators have been demoted. I am not voting for either 30 or 38, and I think there are lots more cuts to be had (I am not a fan of public ed anyway), but lots and lots of administrators are back in the classroom.
Let the school district close its doors. That would be the best thing for the students.
So, in the final California Armageddon battle between evil, evil and evil, who will win: teachers, bureaucrats or illegals?
(Just curious about your opinion.)
That’s an indication they are taking it seriously. I would not think that if no administrators had been cut.
If more money was the answer to educate our children, no one would argue. But the amount of money spent does not improve results. Never through good money after bad. Perhaps the each student should have an alotment which many institutions of learning would compete for, like Germany. The priority is the child, not the system. There’s just got to be a better way than what we’re doing.