Sylvan Union School District's Tuesday board of education meeting and budget-cutting discussion drew about 250 attendees and a handful of parents and staff who spoke during public comment, Superintendent John Halverson said.
The district must cut at least $5 million in spending for next school year, and officials are considering bumping class sizes up to a maximum of 32 students per teacher, and further reductions in librarians, counseling and music.
Officials also are looking at switching all schools to a traditional school-year calendar. District staff have identified about $3.6 million in cuts, Halverson said, but need more.
He will ask trustees Tuesday to approve a plan to send possible layoff notices to 50 employees. That special board meeting is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. at Sanders Elementary School, 3101 Fine Ave. in east Modesto.