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Layoffs Hit Diamond Ranch, Golden Springs Hardest with 5 Each

Five teachers at Diamond Ranch and Golden Springs received final layoff notices by the May 15 deadline as the Pomona Unified district still plans 258 teacher layoffs district-wide.

To meet a May 15 deadline, the Pomona Unified School District has issued final layoff notices to over 250 teachers in the district, hitting and the hardest of the schools in Diamond Bar.

Each school is slated to lose five teachers each, according to a tally by the Associated Pomona Teachers Union.

Four teachers at Ranch Hills Elementary, one teacher at , and one teacher at Decker Elementary were still scheduled to receive layoff notices by the May 15 deadline.

No layoffs were listed for or . A total of 73 notices were sent to elementary level teachers alongside 66 to teachers in adult education and 63 in the district's child development program.

The district also voted on April 13 to approve 45-day layoff notices for 185 of the district's classified employees.

Superintendent Richard Martinez said at a May 11 school board meeting that the district is "trying to respond to this (budget) crisis in a way that will be a benefit to students in the long-term."

Martinez said the district is preparing for cuts of at least $349 per student for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

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