Burbank Unified officials this week warned that if Proposition 30 fails on Nov. 6, the district will likely have to resort to pay cuts and layoffs to address a projected deficit next year of more than $13 million.
Included in the doomsday scenario would be unpaid furlough days and increased class sizes, officials told the school board Monday.
“We will have to implement reductions for ’13-’14 to survive,” said Christine Statton, assistant superintendent of administrative services. “Increasing class sizes is not easy in any circumstance, but these are all the options. Where do you put all the puzzle pieces?”
Gov. Jerry Brown this year gave school districts permission to reduce the number of instructional days from 180 to 160. And since Burbank Unified can save $426,300 per furlough day, the district may consider reducing the calendar.
One of four scenarios Statton presented Monday would have the district take up to 12 furlough days if Prop. 30 fails. In that same scenario, employees could also endure a 3% salary reduction.