Rowland educators protest layoffs

The Association of Rowland Educators will hold a candlelight vigil before tonight’s meeting of the school board. They will be protesting outside the administration building of Rowland Unified School District.

The association expects the board of education to vote on a proposal to layoff 88 teachers because of the budget deficit.

All school districts need to present budgets to the county office of education by March 15. Many are planning to hand out hundreds of layoff notices. Azusa Unified plans to hand out 116 pink slips, while Covina Valley expects to lay off 88 instructors.