School board layoffs report expected at trustee meeting

Eighty-six layoff letters went out to Mission teachers this year

More details on how many layoffs at the administration and teaching level will take place is expected at the board of school trustees meeting Tuesday night.

According to Mission Teachers’ Union President Mike Trask, out of 322 teachers in the local school district, 86 received layoff letters.

However, not every teacher was working full-time equivalent hours, and many will be able to find positions again come September.

“I don’t know why it’s so high,” he said. “That’s almost a third of our teaching staff.”

A delay in job postings for September has also affected teacher morale throughout the district, he reported.

There is also community speculation about a number of board office administrator layoffs, however, neither superintendent Frank Dunham, nor trustee chair Edie Heinrichs offered comment.

“An announcement will be made on June 19,” said Heinrichs.