Monday, January 12, 2009


from kabc online

Monday, January 12, 2009 -- LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- LAUSD teachers say they may boycott or strike if their contract needs aren't met.

Massive state budget shortfalls are leading to cuts in education.

Union leaders say the district has other options than to lay off teachers and cut their health care.

The United Teachers Los Angeles held a closed door meeting on Sunday to discuss its options if certain conditions aren't met.

School Superintendent Ray Cortines says he wants to avoid layoffs by adjusting class sizes, but it all depends on the state's budget.

LAUSD is facing $200 million to $350 million in mid-year cuts.

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