Taft Union High School District unanimously approves job cuts

Board voted unanimously to layoff 16 teachers

TAFT, Calif. - UPDATE (2/21, 5:51 a.m.): The Taft Union High School District board held a vote Tuesday night on possible layoffs for teachers next school year.

The board voted unanimously for notices to be issued to 16 teachers.

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The Taft Union High School District could cut up to 16 teaching positions for the next school year because of funding losses in the near future.

The district board is expected to vote on the possible layoffs at Tuesday's meeting. The proposed plan would offer a retirement incentive for long-term teachers before cutting an additional two full-time teachers each in English, math, special education and the Water Polo Program.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

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