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Photos: Community Sounds Off on School Layoffs

Parents, teachers, students and school board members bemoaned the consideration of more than 80 layoffs of Monrovia Unified School District teachers, counselors and employees at Wednesday's board meeting.

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The school board voted unanimously Wednesday to start the layoff process for more than 80 teachers, counselors and district employees despite unanimous condemnation of the situation from audience members and the board members themselves.

Facing a projected $14 million budget deficit in the next three years due to decreased state funding, school board members voted to begin the layoff process that could result in the termination of 86 full and part-time employees.

Board members stressed that their hands were tied by the state, while parents, teachers and students focused their remarks on the importance of school counselors to education and pleaded with the board to preserve their jobs.

To read more about what Wednesday's vote means, click here.

Click on each person's picture to see what they had to say on the topic Wednesday night and share your own thoughts in the comments.

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