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‘No One Left To Lay Off’: LAUSD ‘Doomsday’ Scenario Looms
CBSLA.com) ^ | October 3, 2012 10:31 AM | John Brooks

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 hasn’t stopped them from describing a so-called “doomsday” scenario for the district.

In a carefully worded briefing to the school board’s 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. “There’s no one left to lay off.”


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: lausd; layoffs

1 posted on 10/03/2012 2:18:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
and districts would have to shorten the school year by 15 days – effectively ending the school calendar in April.

Uh oh. "Pay us more taxes, or we'll send your kids home to torture you!"

2 posted on 10/03/2012 2:22:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 2:25:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin
Maybe they could cut spending in other area...

Ha! Just kidding.

4 posted on 10/03/2012 2:25:37 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin
Chief Financial Officer Megan Reilly predicted major layoffs and program cuts without the much-needed cash infusion from Propositions 30 or 38.

You promise? :)

6 posted on 10/03/2012 2:30:56 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: BenLurkin
“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.

And you are still operational?? What were all those other people doing all day???

“There’s no one left to lay off.”

There's you and the rest of the deadwood.

7 posted on 10/03/2012 2:31:45 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin
“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. “There’s no one left to lay off.”

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.

8 posted on 10/03/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: BenLurkin

How many administrators have been cut?


9 posted on 10/03/2012 2:39:41 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: BenLurkin

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.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 2:47:29 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: BenLurkin
i'm willing to bet there are at LEAST 100 Administrators that could go without anybody noticing...
11 posted on 10/03/2012 3:00:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

F*#! them. Let them get jobs working on the bullet train.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 3:08:57 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

They also have a half empty building they could lease out or sell.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 3:10:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: BenLurkin
why am I suspicious that our wonderful teachers will still get paid even though they will now get 2 more months off?.....

what a country...

14 posted on 10/03/2012 3:11:20 PM PDT by cherry
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To: BenLurkin

Every single thing said by school administrators is a lie or a scam.

Education has become the most despicable department in government.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 3:47:19 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: BenLurkin

School district to the citizens; “We’ve got your kids if you want to see ‘em again you’d better cough up the dough.”


16 posted on 10/03/2012 3:49:30 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 3:51:36 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: Cicero

Let the school district close its doors. That would be the best thing for the students.


18 posted on 10/03/2012 4:08:54 PM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: dragnet2

So, in the final California Armageddon battle between evil, evil and evil, who will win: teachers, bureaucrats or illegals?

(Just curious about your opinion.)


19 posted on 10/03/2012 4:10:57 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: rbbeachkid

That’s an indication they are taking it seriously. I would not think that if no administrators had been cut.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 4:26:46 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: BenLurkin

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.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: BenLurkin
One place that remains untouched in the LAUSD: School administration, staff, Board of Education (Superintendent, administrative staff). They are exempt and a very large and expensive part of the problem. What do you mean there no place to cut? These people ought to have been the first to go.
22 posted on 10/03/2012 5:20:23 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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