- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Board of Education has rescinded a proposed layoff of nearly 2,000 elementary school teachers, but the jobs of almost 6,000 teachers and support personnel are still slated to be axed.

The board voted Tuesday to use federal stimulus funds to save 1,996 elementary school jobs in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The nation’s second-largest school system faces a $596 million budget shortfall for the 2009-10 school year.

The teachers’ union, United Teachers Los Angeles, is calling on the school board to use all the federal stimulus money and cut other costs to eliminate all layoffs.

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