WEST BURBANK — Sixty-seven teachers will be notified that they are months away from being laid off after the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a revised seniority list Tuesday.
Layoffs are determined by seniority. District officials said they are trying to minimize the impact of layoffs by matching teachers’ credentials with certain job vacancies and moving them to those positions.
In March, the Board of Education voted to shed nearly 89 full-time positions, but ultimately, 79 teachers received pink slips.
School districts can begin rehiring teachers from the updated seniority list any time and into next school year. But complicating Burbank Unified’s ability to rescind teacher pink slips is the Burbank Teachers Assn., which has delayed negotiations that could minimize layoffs, said Gabe Soumakian, assistant superintendent for human resources.