thumb_school_bus(1).jpgSan Francisco Unified School District officials Tuesday night announced a tentative agreement with the teachers union representatives that could reduce a portion of impending teacher layoffs.

In advance of a 6 p.m. Board of Education meeting, a conceptual agreement was reached between the district and the United Educators of San Francisco teachers’ union, according to a statement released by SFUSD officials.

“We are grateful to have arrived at this conceptual agreement and look forward to finalizing the details so that we can let more of our teachers know their jobs are secure,” Superintendent Carlos Garcia said in a statement.

Without an agreement ratified by both the school district and union membership by May 15, state law would require that final layoff notices be sent to approximately 350 certificated positions.

If Tuesday’s conceptual agreement is formally adopted, at least 150 of the layoff notices could be rescinded, according to the school district.

A statement from the teachers union was not immediately available.

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