CHINO - Chino Valley Unified School District board members approved the temporary layoff notices for three employees at their Thursday meeting.

Districts across the state in the next few weeks will be informing some of their staff they may not have a job in the 2013-14 school year.

By law, school districts must by March 15 send preliminary layoff notices to certificated employees - teachers, counselors, nurses and other certificated personnel - informing them they may not have a job come the fall.

Chino Valley board members unanimously approved the reductions, which includes one health services counselor, one high school teacher and a high school German teacher.

"This is a huge difference from years past," said Justine Cunningham, president of the Associated Chino Teachers. "We are hopeful though that re-employement will happen."

School officials said the funding for the health services counselor is gone by the end of the school year and that is why that is being eliminated. The other two positions are being cut due to lack of interest.

"Those persons positions remain, but the subject won't be there next year," said Julie Gobin, district spokeswoman. "Everything is based on student interest and if there is a decline in interest in a topic then the school will look at (the subject) as see if they are viable to continue in the future."

In addition, the board in a 4-1 vote approved the releasing of temporary certificated employees, who are usually just teachers who work on a one-year contract.


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Board member James Na voted against reduction.

The number of temporary certificated employees were not disclosed at the board meeting.

Read Chino Valley Unified's agenda here and follow Canan Tasci who was live tweeting from @ChinoValleyNow.