The Board of Education this week OK’d layoff notices for 783 certificated positions, up 28 positions over last month’s total. The notices will arrive at schools by Monday, March 8 to be distributed to employees in person by March 15. The notices are necessary because of the state’s ongoing, deep cuts to public education.
Most of the positions added to the layoff list are teachers on special assignment. These teachers were added because an analysis of their seniority showed that their jobs may be at risk.