School district notifies some employees they may not return |

School district notifies some employees they may not return

Staff reports

The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District notified five classified and classified management employees that they may not return next school year, unless some funding comes through.

The positions Ð which include the Creekside Magnet School coordinator, a community liaison at Kings Beach Elementary, dental health outreach worker, an instructional aide and a special education instructional aide Ð had to be notified by a state-mandated April 29 deadline that they may not return next year.

“These employees were hired with the knowledge that they will have to be renewed each year,” said Jo Lynn Wilson, assistant superintendent of personnel.

The resolution to notify the employees, passed by the school district board on April 7, “is more of a protection for the school district,” Wilson said.

With adequate grant, categorical and site funds, many of the positions should return next year, school officials say.

Unlike the other positions, Creekside Magnet School Coordinator Missy Mohler’s salary is paid out of general fund money. The coordinator job was agreed to be a one-year position when the school formed just before this school year, and it is up for review for next school year, Wilson said.

“We’re going to have to look at what we’re doing with the district budget,” she said.

The community liaison and dental health outreach worker positions are funded by grants. If the grants are re-funded, the district will most likely re-fill the positions, Wilson said.

The instructional aide position is site-funded, and once the state budget for education is known, the employee may be reinstated.

If the positions are reinstated, the employees who originally held the positions will have “bumping rights,” that is they will have first priority to fill the position once it’s posted.

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