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I’ve been getting nonstop emails from teachers and parents who want to know how hard their school would be hit by teacher layoffs as San Diego Unified braces for a $120 million deficit next school year.
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I created this interactive map that shows what percentage of educators could be laid off at different schools. Just click on your local school to find out how many would get pink slips if the San Diego Unified school board decides to send them Thursday.
(Red schools would get pink slips for 30 percent or more of their teachers, counselors and other educators. Orange schools fall between 20 and 30 percent, yellow ones between 10 and 20 percent, and green ones below 10 percent. Blue schools have no educators slated to be laid off.)
More than 900 educators, including principals and other managers, could get pink slips across the district. The numbers are based on this memo from Deputy Superintendent Phil Stover, which lays out how many teachers, counselors and other educators are employed at each school and how many would be warned of layoffs.
If you look at the map, you’ll notice that schools south of Interstate 8 would be more heavily affected by layoffs than schools in the northern parts of the school district. The interstate has historically been seen as a rough dividing line between wealthier areas and poorer ones in San Diego Unified.
But there are exceptions to the layoff pattern on both sides: Barnard Elementary in Point Loma would be one of the hardest hit schools, while Franklin Elementary in Kensington would have no teacher layoffs at all.
To provide a better basis for comparison, I left out alternative schools and those that focus only on students with special needs, focusing chiefly on neighborhood elementary, middle and high schools and magnet schools. If you notice something missing or wrong, please let me know. And if you spot any patterns that I missed, please add your comments on the blog!
Update: Some of our readers have had trouble opening the Zeemaps.com link. Now we have an alternative map up at Batchgeo.com.
There’s one big difference though — the schools that were orange on the last map are purple on this one. So red schools would get pink slips for 30 percent or more of their educators, purple schools fall between 20 and 30 percent, yellow ones between 10 and 20 percent, and green ones below 10 percent. Blue schools have no educators slated to be laid off. I also relocated Scripps Elementary, which is in the wrong location on the first map.
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