Lodi Unified School District teachers get final layoff notices; may not know outcome for months
Bear Creek High School English teacher and former Lodi High School teacher Renee Campbell was among the 159 certificated employees to receive a final layoff notice last week due to budget cuts. She is still considered a new teacher, and although she’s received a pink slip the last three years, she has been among those called back year after year.
- How a pink slip is issued
In Lodi Unified School District, employees receive preliminary
notices by registered U.S. mail in mid-March. Registered mail is
necessary so those receiving layoff notices sign for them and
cannot claim they never received the documentation, according to
Other districts, including Galt Joint Union High School
District, have each school principal hand-deliver the notices to
the affected employees.
To guard against mistakes, more notices than needed are
By law, final notices must be received by May 15. In both
districts, they went out by certified mail last Thursday.
Teachers could be called back based on their seniority and
In Lodi, the school board has not yet decided on layoff notices
for classified staff. When they do, affected employees will receive
— Jennifer Bonnett
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 5:55 am, Thu May 19, 2011.
Most pink-slipped teachers have a box already set aside that
they are quietly filling in preparation of the last day of
At home, they worry about whether they’ll have health coverage
come summer and whether they should be scouring the classified
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:55 am.
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