One is a retirement from CTEC, two others taking jobs in other districts

Three more Taft Union High School teachers are leaving the District, one who retired after her position was eliminated, and two others to take jobs in other districts.

The TUHSD accepted the tentative resignation of math and robotics teacher Doug Taylor Monday evening at a special meeting held before a joint meeting with the West Kern Community College District.

Taylor has accepted a teaching position with the Shasta Union High School District but his hiring has not been formally approved yet by the Shasta Board.

However, he sent in his resignation letter to allow TUHS to begin searching for a replacement.
The TUHSD action to accept the resignation is contingent on Taylor being hired by Shasta.
On Friday, at a special meeting, Trustees accepted the resignations of CTEC teacher Debbie Cloud and

Anthony Reed.
Reed, a former baseball coach, is a computer science teacher, according to the TUHS website.

Cloud is retiring.
She worked 23 years for the TUHSD and before that, the West Side Regional Occupational Program starting out as a bus driver and office clerk and for the past eight years teaching business and education.

Her job was eliminated in a series of sweeping cuts the District is making as it faces a budget crisis.

Eight teachers received layoff notices and more took retirement incentives to reduce the teaching staff by the equivalent of 16 full-time positions.

Some of the teachers who received layoff notices were told they may be rehired.
However, the District is still working on the budget and no teachers have formally been notified they will be rehired.
TUHS teacher Wes Morris, speaking on behalf of the certificated bargaining unit, said the uncertainty is taking a toll on staff morale warned the District that some teachers will be taking jobs in other districts.