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By Max Zimbert | June 9, 2010
GLENDALE — School district officials rescinded five teacher pink slips Monday, bringing the number of remaining teacher layoffs to 72, and nearer to the high-end estimate that was projected a few months ago. Five elementary school teachers were spared through the district's ongoing review of teacher credentials and openings at middle and high schools, said John Garcia, assistant superintendent of human resources. "We're doing what the Board [of Education] said we were always going to do, and that's bring them back," he said.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | June 7, 2010
GLENDALE — The decision by Glendale Teachers Assn. officials to cancel a third round of negotiations with the school district in favor of a fact-finding process will break a June 30 deadline for layoffs. With the new process not expected to start until mid-July at the earliest, most if not all of the 77 teachers holding pink slips will likely be laid off, because Glendale Unified officials have to set their staffing levels and adopt a budget at the end of this month. And while administrators say they could still hire teachers back for next school year, the impact of months of negotiations with little headway is starting to hit home for some teachers with pink slips.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Enough Glendale Unified employees have committed to an early retirement option to stave off the need to issue pink slips later this year, district officials announced this week. The threat of layoff notices for up to 125 employees had loomed large as Glendale Unified worked to cut spending by about $6 million in an effort to tackle the district's $15 structural deficit. But on Tuesday, the school board approved the 115 employees who applied for the district's early retirement plan.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | March 9, 2010
Glendale and Burbank unified school districts are on track to meet the first of several turning points in the teacher layoff process, one week after officials approved eliminating a combined 197 teaching positions. California education code mandates that public schools notify employees of potential job loss by March 15. Two months later, districts must have informed the employees who will be affected. “The March 15 and May 15 deadlines are really there to protect teachers so they can go out and get jobs,” said Katherine Strunk, an assistant professor of education and policy at the USC Rossier School of Education.
NEWS
March 16, 2004
Robert Chacon At least some of the pink slips given Monday to 17 teachers in the La Canada Unified School District were rendered moot before they were even delivered. Committed to keeping as many teachers as possible from being laid off, the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation raised $350,000 during its annual Spring Gala event Saturday at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. All of the money will go toward teacher salaries and benefits.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
Glendale Unified has tentatively abandoned its plan to lay off up to 125 employees - including teachers, nurses and counselors - after a round of negotiations Friday with its teachers union, which must still sign off on the deal. Officials cited a more optimistic budget proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown and a sense that the district would be able to pull out of its $15-million deficit by cutting costs elsewhere. “We're still going to make reductions, it just won't be with the teachers,” Glendale Unified Supt.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | May 19, 2010
Glendale Unified School District withdrew six teacher layoff notices Tuesday, made possible by transferring elementary school teachers to vacancies in middle and high schools. The move reduces the number of pink slips from 83 to 77. Another 15 elementary and secondary teachers are likely to see layoff notices rescinded in the next week or two, said John Garcia, assistant superintendent for human resources. “What we’ve done is, we’ve been looking at middle and high school staffing, and we can move those elementary teachers up,” he said.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
Volunteers with the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.orgpassed out hundreds of pink slips near the Americana at Brand Thursday as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight what organizers claimed were the job-killing policies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan. Dressed in Romney masks on Brand Boulevard near Americana Way, volunteers also held up signs calling attention to the Republican presidential ticket's “flawed” trickle-down fiscal policies.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | May 5, 2010
Scores of teachers and parents marched from their school campuses to Glendale Unified headquarters Tuesday, continuing a campaign to pressure school board members to rescind 105 teacher pink slips. More than 60 parents, teachers and students from Edison Elementary School led the march with chants of “Save our students,” and “I want [Supt. Michael] Escalante’s salary,” along the roughly milelong protest to Jackson Street. “Our school really is a family, and this is affecting our whole school,” said Minette Garcia, a parent of two daughters who are in the dual-language immersion program at Edison Elementary.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 11, 2012
Teachers in Burbank and Glendale school districts will not face layoff notices this month, even as some of their colleagues in nearby La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena learn they may not be retained for the 2012-13 school year. State law mandates that districts give notice by March 15 to full-time teachers who might be let go come summer break, making it a stressful time for those low on the seniority list, since the so-called “pink slips” are issued based the number of years of employment.
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April 14, 2013
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NEWS
February 22, 2013
Glendale Unified School District officials this week approved early retirement for 115 employees, allowing up to 125 others whose jobs were on the line to breathe a collective sigh of relief. Of the 115 individuals agreeing to leave the district, 61 of those are certified teachers whose positions will not be replaced. This is expected to save the GUSD $1.6 million in the first year, $4.7 million in three years and $7.9 million in five years, according to Maria Gandera, assistant superintendent of human resources.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Enough Glendale Unified employees have committed to an early retirement option to stave off the need to issue pink slips later this year, district officials announced this week. The threat of layoff notices for up to 125 employees had loomed large as Glendale Unified worked to cut spending by about $6 million in an effort to tackle the district's $15 structural deficit. But on Tuesday, the school board approved the 115 employees who applied for the district's early retirement plan.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
Glendale Unified has tentatively abandoned its plan to lay off up to 125 employees - including teachers, nurses and counselors - after a round of negotiations Friday with its teachers union, which must still sign off on the deal. Officials cited a more optimistic budget proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown and a sense that the district would be able to pull out of its $15-million deficit by cutting costs elsewhere. “We're still going to make reductions, it just won't be with the teachers,” Glendale Unified Supt.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
Volunteers with the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.orgpassed out hundreds of pink slips near the Americana at Brand Thursday as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight what organizers claimed were the job-killing policies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan. Dressed in Romney masks on Brand Boulevard near Americana Way, volunteers also held up signs calling attention to the Republican presidential ticket's “flawed” trickle-down fiscal policies.
NEWS
July 6, 2012
The story (“ Krikorian shrugs off cash woes ,” July 1) that ran concerning my family's financial issues was troubling for a number of reasons, least of all of which was the motivation behind such a vindictive piece. The article contained what I believe were false innuendoes designed to call into question the support I have garnered for my candidacy, as well as my character. Let there be no doubt that I stand beside my wife and support her during this difficult time. If she asked me to, I would drop out of this Assembly race.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 11, 2012
Teachers in Burbank and Glendale school districts will not face layoff notices this month, even as some of their colleagues in nearby La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena learn they may not be retained for the 2012-13 school year. State law mandates that districts give notice by March 15 to full-time teachers who might be let go come summer break, making it a stressful time for those low on the seniority list, since the so-called “pink slips” are issued based the number of years of employment.
THE818NOW
March 6, 2012
Jack Scott, the chancellor of the California Community College system and a former college leader and state lawmaker based in Pasadena, will retire from his current post in September, ending 58 years in public life. “I have greatly enjoyed my work since becoming chancellor on January 1, 2009,” Scott said in a statement. “It is true that it has been a tough time for community colleges because of the financial difficulties of the state of California. But I have been received warmly in Sacramento and on college campuses by trustees, faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
NEWS
March 11, 2011
In what may seem like an odd circumstance, given the grim state budget outlook, Burbank and Glendale schools districts have announced that pink slips won’t be going out to teachers this year. That’s a stark but welcome change to the acrimony and panic in recent years, when reduced funding put dozens of educators at risk of losing their jobs. In Glendale Unified alone, the district issued 112 pink slips last year, and ultimately laid off 66 teachers, although they were hired back a few weeks before the start of school after making tough concessions.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 11, 2011
Glendale Unified will not issue preliminary layoff notices to any of its teachers this year, administrators said, but the reprieve from pink slips could be temporary. A combination of reserve funds and one-time federal dollars, including $4.9 million from the Federal Education Jobs bill, will enable the district to maintain its teaching staff through the 2011-12 school year, Assistant Supt. for Human Resources David Samuelson said. But if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax extensions in June, or if the state legislature does not allow the measure to go onto the ballot so that voters can consider it, the district likely will face another challenging time reconciling steep funding cuts with expenses.
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