San Diego Unified Budget Cuts

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT is facing massive budget cuts to address the budget deficit.  Thus far, most of the cuts are to our AASD units (both certificated and classified).  We are estimating that we may lose 15% of our unit members  —  both classified and certificated managers, supervisors, vice principals, etc.  It appears that AASD is taking the biggest percentage hit amongst all of the bargaining units.

AASD will be publishing the following information in our AASD Weekly Update this week:

2/9/17 – BUDGET REDUCTION UPDATE.   Since last week’s Update many more of our AASD colleagues have received information that their positions are being recommended for elimination due to the budget cuts or reorganization.  This includes but it not limited to vice principals, child development center administrators, classified supervisors assigned to school sites (with the exception of site custodial supervisors), central office certificated managers and central office classified managers/supervisors.  AASD appears to be taking the brunt of the cuts in terms of percentages of bargaining unit members affected.  Central office is being dismantled and the school sites are being stripped of resources in terms of vice principals and classified supervisors/managers assigned to our schools to support the students and staff.  If the Board of Education believes these cuts are far away from the classroom, they are sorely mistaken.  These draconian cuts will greatly affect students and will dramatically increase the workload of those AASD members who remain standing after the proposed cuts.

As reported last week, AASD immediately demanded to bargain the Impacts and Effects of the decisions to eliminate positions and to bargain an early retirement plan for our members, however no bargaining dates have been provided yet by the District.

The proposed eliminations will be presented to the Board of Education for first reading on February 21and for a vote on February 28.

As more information becomes available, AASD will keep members updated.  It is imperative that you continue to check your personal e-mail for the AASD Weekly Update (each Thursday).  This is how AASD communicates with members.  If you are not receiving the Update, if your personal e-mail address changes, or if an AASD colleague tells you they are not receiving the Update, please contact the AASD office to update information or for assistance.  Our telephone number is 619-295-2118 or e-mail Jim Costello at [email protected].

In addition, please feel free to contact AASD President/Executive Director, Donis Coronel, at the AASD office at 619-295-2118 or by e-mail to [email protected] with any questions or concerns.  AASD understands this is a very difficult time for many of our members.  We are here to support you.

Two news reports are below, including the Superintendent’s Facebook Page message:

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