Hundreds of San Diego Unified School District teachers set to be laid off getting their jobs back

Posted at 5:30 AM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 11:26:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Hundreds of San Diego Unified School District teachers facing layoffs will be getting their jobs back, but hundreds of other instructors are still on the chopping block.

During a Thursday night meeting, the district's School Board announced 485 of the 1,400 teachers who received a pink slip will have their layoffs rescinded.

Of the 1,400 teachers who received layoff notices, 528 of them will be retiring. That leaves 473 teachers who will soon be out of work.

Lauren Brill, a first-grade teacher at Carson Elementary School in Linda Vista, learned she is one of the teachers who will be able to keep her job.

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"As soon as that happened … I'm safe, I'm not worried about it anymore …," Brill said. "I'm very grateful, but at the same time I can't be too excited. They are my colleagues, they are my friends and they have families. They have bills to pay."

Unfortunately, teacher Samantha Brown remained on the layoff list.

"I feel stupid for working for an employer that treats its employees this way," Brown said.

In March, the school district issued pink slips to more than 1,000 teachers as part of the district's plan to deal with a $124.4 million budget shortfall.