Two-Thirds of Marion County Fired Teachers Hired Back
Almost three- quarters of Marion County's first- year teachers were laid off because of budget concerns two months ago. But now most of them have been hired back.
The district announced that it gave layoff notices to 261 employees. Both teachers and support workers as they tried to fill a nearly 20 million dollar budget deficit.
161 of the notices were given to first year teachers.
Superintendent George Tomyn says as of Thursday they recalled 117 of them due to resignations and retirements.
And that number could go up.
Parents, like megan holderber, are pleased with the news, "I think it's great the more teaches they keep around the better there's nothing more important than the education of the children."
"I think it's a smart move on his side cause with all the teachers going out i don't know how many parents would be outraged and not want to send kids to that school," said Aris Chapparrl.
Tomyn says the 44 other first year teachers who have not been hired back; will have their information kept on file for a year.
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