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AB-2417 San Diego Unified School District: certificated school employees: layoff: notice.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) According to the San Diego Unified School District, the May revision of the proposed budget and the annual Budget Act provide more predictive information for purposes of the district’s budgetary and personnel decisions than the January budget proposed by the Governor. The San Diego Unified School District expects this to be the case again this year.
(b) Existing law requires school districts to issue preliminary reduction in force notices by March 15 and final reduction in force notices by May 15 of each year.
(c) As a result of this law and in order to guarantee that it will remain fiscally solvent, for the past five years, the San Diego Unified School District has relied on the January budget proposed by the Governor to determine the number of layoff notices that it must give to its employees. This results in hundreds of teachers receiving notices that are later rescinded when more accurate information is available in May when the proposed budget is revised and later when the annual Budget Act is enacted.
(d) Given the evidence that the existing statutory deadlines hurt its schools, the San Diego Unified School District and the bargaining unit of its certificated employees have determined that it will be more productive for the schools, pupils, and teachers of the district if the deadlines for giving notice to certificated employees that the school district may terminate their services are extended by three months.

SEC. 2.

 Section 44949.1 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44949.1.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 44949 and any other law, for 2013 for the San Diego Unified School District, the March 15 deadline specified in subdivision (a) of Section 44949 shall be extended to June 1, and the May 7 deadline specified in subdivision (c) of Section 44949 shall be extended to July 24.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 44955 and any other law, for 2013 for the San Diego Unified School District the May 15 deadline specified in subdivision (c) of Section 44955 shall be extended to August 1.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2014, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2014, deletes or extends that date.
SEC. 3.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique situation of the San Diego Unified School District, as described in Section 1 of this act.