By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/05/2012 04:57:15 PM PST

UPLAND – The Upland Unified school board adopted a resolution last week to notify 23 certificated and classified management employees that they may be laid off, reassigned or have their work hours reduced.

Sherri Black, assistant superintendent of human resources, said she has yet to determine if there will be any layoffs of classified employees.

“It’s just in case, since we sort of don’t know what’s up at this point in time, we’re positioning ourselves for whatever may come,” Black said.

Classified employees do not need a certification to be employed by a school district.

So far, there are no plans to layoff teachers, Black said.

“We have enough retirements. We have enough employees who are on temporary contracts that will release and then determine if we need them back next year,” Black said.

“We should be able to take care of all our staffing for the teachers.”

Upland Unified School District officials are in the process of preparing the budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Should Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase proposal be approved by voters in November, the district will see flat funding resulting in $8.4 million in cuts. If the measure is not approved, Upland Unified will look to make $12.6 million in cuts.

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