Pink slips for teachers in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District are coming.
But on Wednesday night, the board of trustees, in an apparent slip up, only approved 19 certificated positions for layoffs instead of the 24.6 MBUSD Superintendent Mike Matthews that night recommended as an amendment to Resolution No. 2013-8.
To dot their Is and cross their Ts, the school board will hold a special meeting Friday at 1 p.m. to consider officially amending that resolution, thereby agreeing with Matthew's recommendation to increase certificated staff layoff notices to 24.6.
Wednesday night, in anticipation of layoffs, MBUSD teachers filled the meeting room to learn their fate and to hear impassioned speeches from MB Unified Teachers Association President Karl Kurz, who teaches at Mira Costa High, MBUSD Teacher of the Year 2012-2013 Linda Gesualdi, MCHS math teacher, and other speakers who brought points to bear on the matter.
KCAL9 TV reporter Serene Branson and crew were at the meeting Wednesday and produced a news clip that includes an interview with Matthews and MCHS economics teacher Adam Geczi.
Open to the public, the board meeting will be held Friday beginning at 1 p.m. in the MBUSD administration building, 325 South Peck Avenue.
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