What will SAUSD Superintendent Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana do now?
The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) has apparently lost their Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funding, which will result in a huge excess of teachers – and no money to pay for them, according to a district insider who has asked to remain anonymous. To make matters worse, the district did not “RIF,” (Reduction in Force) or lay off teachers, meaning they are now stuck paying the teachers.
I am hearing that the district is in complete scramble mode – and they are coming up with some truly ridiculous schemes. They will say anything to avoid fessing up to screwing up royally. Rumor has it that they are going to change to a six period day based on the premise that everyone should have an elective. Most of the students have an elective already in the current seven period day and the rest of them don’t have one because the district forced the schools to put them in two periods of math despite the objections of some teachers. Continue reading