School districts across the state are sending so-called “March 15” letters to their certificated employees (i.e. teachers, nurses) informing them that the state budget crisis may necessitate layoffs.
The letters are required by the state education code to be sent on or before that date. The code also mandates that districts send out similar letters to classified employees (clerks, janitors etc.) 45 days prior to any expected layoff action, unless something else has been agreed upon in collective bargaining.