NORTH GLENDALE — More than 50 Glendale Unified teachers and community members took part in a candlelight vigil outside school board President Greg Krikorian's home Wednesday evening to protest dozens of possible layoffs.
The demonstration was the latest salvo in a union campaign to pressure school board members to withdraw all 77 teacher pink slips before the final layoff process begins this summer.
It also brought the politics of the district's cost-cutting efforts to Krikorian's doorstep, a move that caused some dissension within the ranks of the Glendale Teachers Assn.
Despite misgivings from some of her colleagues, Tammy Tiber, a fourth-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, said she felt the candlelight vigil was appropriate and warranted.
"We're not out here being disruptive or breaking the law," she said. "I think the Glendale Unified school board was wrong to lay off teachers and increase class size. It's detrimental to the students."