Kern school district challenged on Brown Act violations in plan to lay off teachers

The Kern High School District wants to lay off ten teachers after cuts in federal funds, but the teachers claim the district has not disclosed the details of the layoffs and so is acting in violation of the Brown Act, the state’s open government law. -db

Bakersfield Now
March 17, 2010
By Eyewitness News staff

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern High School District plans to lay off about ten more teachers because of cuts to special federal funds.

The announcement came Wednesday morning during a Kern High School District trustee meeting. This comes after the district announced a few weeks ago that it plans to lay off 20 other positions because of boundary changes.

A spokesman from the California School Employees Union said the board did not give it 24 hours notice of the exact positions that are being laid off. The union plans to file a police report against the district, because it claims that the move violates the Brown Act.

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