San Diego Unified votes unanimously in favor of major layoffs

The San Diego Unified School board voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of major layoffs.

The layoffs come as the district faces a $93.7 million budget shortfall. With the vote comes the start of a reduction in the number of educators, bus drivers, food service workers and administrators--more than 430 of them.

“We already lost a teacher earlier this year and my class was the one to be eliminated. Many classmates and I all had to go to different classes," a student told the district.

More than 19 people including students, parents, school administrators and labor leaders took to the podium Tuesday during the district board meeting.

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