Roughly 1,500 teachers and staff members could soon be laid off by the San Diego Unified School District.

District officials are working to close a $124 million budget shortfall for the coming school year. The layoffs are the most contentious of the cuts, especially at schools like Baker Elementary, where 10 of the school’s 17 teachers were told they could be laid off next year.

On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Mario Koran explain why the district’s poorest schools stand to bear the brunt of the impending layoffs.

Kinsee Morlan

Kinsee Morlan was formerly the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture...

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