Coachella Valley Unified votes to lay off 81 employees

81 staffers will be dismissed after the seven-member board of the Coachella Valley Unified School District voted Thursday night to lay off the employees due to a projected $6.8 million dollar deficit.

Official layoff notices will be sent by March 15 to those affected. Those who receive notices will complete the school year at the district.

The layoffs come nearly a year after 96 teachers and 73 staff members were laid off in the district.

The Desert Sun has much more info and a complete list of positions affected here.