School Board Approves Laying Off 26 Employees
Posted Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:47 pm
By Laura Coleman
On Tuesday, during the very same meeting where the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education discussed its 2017/18 audit report by Moss, Levy & Hartzheim LLP, which showed a general fund balance of $18.2 million at the end of the previous school year, the board unanimously voted to approve laying off 26 full time employees.
Before the vote, which represented a diminishment of the 31 employees slated to be given pink slips when the board meeting agenda was originally posted, Beverly Hills Education Association (BHEA) President Ethan Smith expressed his concern with how the process of layoffs has been unfolding.
“BHEA has concerns with how programming at the new middle school and the reduction in staff across the district are progressing,” he said, at the start of Tuesday’s formal meeting, drawing board members’ attention to the fact that they would be voting on layoffs before knowing the master schedule.
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