High schools maintain essential posts, while cutting others | TheUnion.com

High schools maintain essential posts, while cutting others

Board members of the local high school district approved hiring some temporary personnel and substitutes at the different high schools based on the importance of the positions at a regular board meeting, Wednesday.

While a layoff notice to a counselor at Nevada Union High School was rescinded because her services were considered essential for students, a campus supervisor at Park Avenue Alternative Education Site was laid off due to budget cuts.

“We have positions that have to be filled because of their need,” said Trisha Dellis, assistant superintendent in charge of personnel and student services with the high school district. “While we made decisions to cut some positions, some needed to continue.”

The state budget continues to remain in flux as the governor and legislators wrestle to remedy a $17.2 billion budget shortfall.

In his recently-revised version of the budget, the governor has dropped some controversial suggestions from his January budget, such as suspending school funding guarantees under Proposition 98. Schools, however, are preparing their budget based on the governor’s January budget that proposed to cut $4 billion statewide from education.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User