Cancel the 23 Proposed BH Teachers Terminations
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Due to budget cuts last week the Beverly Hills Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Bregy sent “pink slips” (a notice of dismissal from employment) to 23 among of the highest performing teachers in the Beverly Hills District. These lay-offs were determined by seniority with individuals being affected by the cut of important programs. We aren't just losing the great teachers - we are losing the programs that they teach!
If we let this happen and we don’t make our voices heard, our schools and our children’s education will suffer tremendously. If the Board and Dr. Bregy are not persuaded to reconsider their decision, the termination of these amazing teachers will have a devastating impact on the quality of our schools.
On Tuesday, March 14, several parents, teachers and students from all BH schools attended the Board of Education meeting. Many took the floor and spoke in no uncertain terms about the negative impact this action will have on the quality of our District's education. The Board and Dr. Bregy were repeatedly urged to cancel the 23 proposed terminations. They were also consistently pressed to take a more responsible look at how the district spends its funds, and make cuts that don’t have a direct impact on the classrooms.
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Below is the complete list of the teachers affected by the pink slips:
El Rodeo - Ms. Jocelyn Bresnick, Ms. Sarah Garden, Mr. Robert Croll, Ms. Lindsey Houlberg, Ms. Annie Kohn, Ms. Jaclyn Kramer, Ms. Pamela Kramer, Ms. Kelly Park
Horace Mann - Ms. Mahle Killian, Ms. Melissa Lindahl, Ms. Lina Kim, Ms. Anna German, Ms. Andrea Pyer, Ms. Kelly Richardson, Ms. Pamela Kramer, Ms. Michelle Bonavida
Hawthorne - Ms. Karla Mulholland, Ms. Stephanie Erdely
Beverly Vista - Ms. Desi Jefferies, Mr. Chris Kurnik, Ms. Laurie Virtusio, Ms. Jill Egar
Beverly Hills High School - Ms. Samantha Miller, Ms. Chrissie Leong
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