“Most Get Rehired Back Anyway”

The stories just keep rolling in.

New Jersey:

Due to more retirements than normal, only 15 Egg Harbor Township school employees will be laid off, Superintendent Scott McCartney said Tuesday.

Of those 15 employees, four are teachers and five are unionized support staff, he said. Six other positions are nonunion.

…Initially, 61 positions were slated for elimination. And after the township committee set the tax levy such that there was no increase for the 2010-11 school budget, 30 additional positions could have been eliminated.


BROCKTON — School Department officials worked frantically Thursday to hand-deliver recall notices to 340 of the 430 public school teachers who received layoff letters in May.


In March, the Belleville Township High School (District 201) gave pink slips to 26 teachers. The district now plans to rehire 19 of them for the 2010-2011 school year.

and from the West Aurora School District:

This money and money from other cuts have already been put to use, hiring back all but about 18 of the 127 employees laid off in March.

The news is not all good. In Glendale, California, 66 teachers were laid off. However, School board President Greg Krikorian said the district “is prepared to make an offer in negotiations that would bring back all teachers and reduce class sizes.”

In New Jersey, the Hamilton Township Education Association rejected a one-year salary freeze that would have restored 75 teacher jobs.

Union president Fred Schwartz said the union assumes the laid-off teachers will return to work once all retirement notifications are in. “That was the balance the association was considering,” he said. “Most get rehired back anyway.”


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