LAUSD Reportedly Eyes $7.5B Budget, Bilingual Graduate Requirement

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – On the same day Los Angeles Unified school district officials will reportedly approve more than a hundred layoffs, the district will also consider another controversial move.

Under the $7.5 billion budget set for approval Tuesday by the Los Angeles Board of Education, 121 employees could be laid off in addition to 180 “reassignments” that could result in pay cuts and even more job losses, according to the Los Angeles Times.

As many as 30 library aides would be hardest hit by the budget cuts, leaving more than 40 elementary schools without library staffing, The Times reported.

No teachers are targeted for layoffs, according to The Times.

In a separate meeting, district officials are also expected to consider a resolution calling for all LAUSD students to graduate bilingual, beginning with the class of 2032, which would impact students who start kindergarten in 2018-19.

The school district currently offers 101 dual-language immersion and bilingual programs, including Korean/English, Spanish/English, and Mandarin/English in selected elementary, middle and high schools.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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