About 170 teachers and other credentialed employees in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District don't know yet whether they will have jobs next fall.
Music teachers take up a fair number of spots on this list, writes Contra Costa Times reporter Theresa Harrington. That's because the school board has agreed to eliminate fifth-grade instrumental music next year. Here is a photo of instrumental music students at Delta View Elementary performing.
Teachers who have received preliminary layoff notices will be able to attend public administrative hearings regarding the credentials or seniority starting Tuesday. You can view the names of teachers who are on the certified layoff list on the district's website.