With little comment from school board trustees and none from the public, the picked up its budget ax Wednesday night and began looking for ways to cut $50 million.
With a that covered everything from teacher layoffs to reopening union negotiations to another short-term loan to stave off insolvency, the trustees ripped through their agenda in an hour and 15 minutes.
Jodee Brentlinger, assistant superintendent of personnel services, said the moves would give the district options and flexibility as it attempts to close a.
Trustee Anna Bryson was among the few to comment. She said not only did failed the students, but so did Orange County officials, when the supervisors back to the county treasury.
"We can't really count on anybody at the moment except for our own determination," she said.
Official proposals to reopen negotiations with the three unions in the district -- the teachers’ union, Capistrano Unified Education Association, the non-teaching employees union, California School Employees Association, and the Teamsters -- will return before the trustees at their next meeting in a couple of weeks.
Here are the proposed teacher layoffs. Although most of these employees are working on temporary, one-year contracts, several dozen are not. Because , these teachers and subject areas may be shuffled around.Kindergarten through Sixth Grade K-6 63.4 Dual Immersion 26 Secondary Education (grades 7-12) Art 12.8 Business 6 English 47 Math 40.4 Music 22.1 PE 12 Science — life 14.2 Science — physical 6.8 Social science 25.6 World language 7.2 Special Education Services Adapted PE 2 Early intervention 1.8 Psychologists 9.8 Deaf and hard-of-hearing 1 Early childhood special education 4 Mild-moderate 35 Moderate-severe 12 Visually impaired .5 Instructional Support Services Counselors 6 Nurses 2 Teachers on special assignment 31.7 Psychologist on special assignment 1 Speech pathologist on special assignment 1 Certificated Management Positions Director IV, puil services 1 Elementary teaching assistant prinicipals 4 Executive director, elementary and early childhood programs 1 Principal, elementary 1 Total 398.9