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LAUSD to change layoff policy at some schools

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A judge has tentatively approved changes to a layoff policy in the Los Angeles Unified School District that forced young teachers out of inner-city schools.The changes are the result of an October lawsuit settlement, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups, that claimed teacher layoffs disproportionately impacted low-income campuses.

Many such campuses employ a higher number of newer teachers who are the first to be laid off according to seniority policy.

One school lost more than half its staff in the past two years due to layoffs. The ACLU says layoffs should be spread throughout the district more evenly.