Fifteen school employees will be laid off, and the rest will take 12 furlough days under a plan approved today.
The voted to cut the staff and work year in an attempt to close a projected $23 million budget gap for the 2012-13 school year.
Governor Jerry Brown is expected to release his revised budget in May with massive cuts to education spending.
School officials have spoken out repeatedly against the state cuts.
"I'm distraught we as a society haven't figured out how to fund education the way we should," said trustee Kristi Rutz-Robbins.
The Temecula school district has been searching for ways to cope with the projected cuts for several months. One plan included laying off 120 teachers.
The furlough days will also be imposed on administrators, according to a staff report. The net savings of the furloughs were projected at $18.1 million.
The reduction in staffing will likely "significantly increase" the workload of remaining staff members, said Bill Behrens, the assistant superintendent of human resources.