Official news broke earlier today of a number of teachers who had been laid off in May getting re-hired by the school district. Superintendent Tomyn noted that more will likely be hired back in the coming weeks. What made these re-hirings possible? A high number of resignations and retirements according to the Star-Banner article.
Nancy Noonan, President of Marions United for Public Education, released the following statement in response to today's news:
We're very thankful and grateful that many teachers laid off less than two months ago have their jobs back. However, the fact that these jobs were only made possible due to a high number of retirements and resignations should clearly demonstrate that our schools remain in a dangerous and unsustainable position.
The truth remains: the Marion County School Board must develop a long term solution that increases community investment in our schools. Anything less is a disservice to our students, our teachers, and our community.