Pink slips delivered to San Diego Unified School District employees

Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 02:38:04-05

Hundreds of San Diego Unified School District employees are getting layoff notices in the mail this week as the district cuts more than 900 full-time positions to make up for $124-million dollar budget deficit.

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“I don’t even know what to say. This will be the second time I’ve been laid off in this district since 2008," Campus Safety Officer Memco “Mimi” Cameron said. "I don’t know what to do."

Cameron’s entire unit is being eliminated.

Another district employee says the loss of his job may mean the loss of his home. 

"The scariest part is, how do I tell my kids that we have to pick up and leave our home?" Ricardo Garcia said. 

Garcia is also a campus safety officer. He has worked for the district for 24 years.

He said he will have to move to a cheaper place and rent out his home, so he can afford the mortgage.

"What can you do? You are just kind of like a pawn in this." Cameron said. "Praying that the powers that be understand: we need our jobs."