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Thu May 25, 2017, 07:51 AM

On the last day of school, Anchorage principals hand layoff notices to 220 teachers

When MiCall Sweet read an email last Friday that said nearly all first-year and some second-year teachers with the Anchorage School District would receive layoff notices on the last day of school, she cried.

"I've been crying on and off since," said Sweet, a 24-year-old first-grade teacher and single mother who was hired by the district in August 2016.

The last day of school in Anchorage was Wednesday and for many of the district's more than 45,000 students it meant assemblies, field trips, parades and games.

For 220 of the district's nontenured teachers the last day of school included pink slips. Sweet was among the recipients.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/education/2017/05/24/on-the-last-day-of-school-anchorage-principals-hand-layoff-notices-to-220-teachers/

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Reply On the last day of school, Anchorage principals hand layoff notices to 220 teachers (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 2017 OP
hack89 May 2017 #1

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Thu May 25, 2017, 07:57 AM

1. This is a common practice in Rhode Island

teacher contracts require that layoff notices are given well in advance. The problem is that school budgets are usually not finalized by that date so they hand out layoff notices and then rescind the layoffs after the budget is passed.

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