By Matthew Wood
Dozens of teachers, students and parents braved the rain this morning – Monday, Oct. 5th – to protest the loss of two teachers at Ocean Beach Elementary School.
Kindergarten teachers Amy Frank and Katy Amberg will be reassigned to different schools in the San Diego Unified School District.
“We’ve taken such a large, unexpected drop in enrollment,” OB Elementary Principal Marco Drapeau explained.
“After five years of growth, this caught us by surprise. The numbers don’t support the staff by the math.”
The teachers were chosen because they have the least amount of seniority at the school, per the teacher’s union contract. They will still have jobs, just not at OB Elementary. And they are not guaranteed teaching positions, wherever they may be sent.