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LA school board approves big layoff notice

LA school board approves big layoff notice

The Los Angeles school board has voted to send notices of impending layoffs to more than 8,800 teachers and other employees.
The Board of Education for the nation's second-largest school district approved the action Tuesday after chanting teachers and some parents disrupted the meeting and forced it to be moved to a cafeteria.
The district has a $718 million budget shortfall.
The notices will go out by March 15 and the actual number to be laid off will be determined before July 1.
Superintendent Ramon Cortines says factors that will determine the actual number of layoffs will include the effectiveness of an early retirment incentive package and the amount of money the district may receive from the federal economic stimulus.