Teacher Lay Offs

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  1. sophie1

    sophie1 Comrade

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    Many schools in our area are laying off teachers due to the recession. Are schools in your area laying off teachers or hiring?
     
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  3. Peachyness

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    laying off here in central valley CA
     
  4. Ms. I

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    In my particular district, I haven't seen it...yet, but in my dist & many in my area, there appears to be a hiring freeze.
     
  5. smalltowngal

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    Districts in my area of TX are hiring.
     
  6. nasimi77

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    Seems like the whole state of California is either on a hiring freeze or laying teachers off. The budget that was just passed has another 8.5% cut in education. :(
     
  7. giraffe326

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    In general, there will be layoffs at the end of the year in my area. My county is looking at up to 2-4 per school on average (there are 35 schools in my county). I teach in a rural county. Charlotte Mecklenburg schools are looking at layoffs over 1000 (not all teaching positions).
     
  8. mandagap06

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    Same for my area and there is not many sub calls going out.
     
  9. peggy27

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    We have a hiring freeze for rest of this year. Not sure about next year. State budget not finalized. We may have 5 day furloughs.
     
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    No changes thus far.
     
  11. AMK

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    As of right now I haven't heard anything. Last year they let go people b/c of budget cuts
     
  12. Suburban Gal

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    I say both. Some districts are cutting some are hiring. Others have hiring freezes. It depends.
     
  13. MsMar

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    I have not heard of any lay offs in my district.
     
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    we really havent heard about any in our area. But I am looking for a new job, so I am just hoping the jobs are there in the area I am moving to.
     
  15. myangel52

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    My district is looking at laying off 25 or so teachers if our levy doesn't pass -- I very well may be one of those. I am freaking out a little, since I just got a continuing contract this year. Argh.
     
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    Our seniority list just came out and for the first time, I am on the upper half of it. And I am leaving! I must be really crazy for my guy!
     
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    We just found out two things - the state cut all their funding of college classes for teachers effective immediately. And we used to get free classes in the summer from certain universities.

    Secondly, we might have to start paying for our health insurance, or part of it!
     
  18. TamiJ

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    The districts in this area are laying off, and have freezes on new hires. One local district just announced 18 more layoffs-those include 6 counselors, 2 librarians, office personnel, maintence, and other such positions. I think the teacher lay-off number at one time was 20-30. I don't know if that has changed.
     
  19. MS Candy

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    My district is letting people go and so are the surrounding counties...I am safe for now.
     
  20. MS Candy

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    What part I may have to move if I get cut due to numbers?
     
  21. silver rain

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    We have a hiring freeze right now. My district is waiting to see how many teachers retire or leave the district. I think though that they will restart hiring in June.
     
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    Around the DFW area.
     
  23. MelissainGA

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    We currently have a hiring freeze, they stated that they will also do other cuts as deemed the least instructionally significant for the upcoming year. They have already stopped getting substitutes for the paraprofessionals for the remainder of the year. They have also started filling some sub positions with "non-classroom" personnel (title, other teachers in the building that don't have a homeroom). Oh yeah and our class sizes are going up at least 2 next year.
     
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  24. Go 4th

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    Yep--same as Melissa. Two nearby counties are laying off. We have all been "promised" contracts, but I'm not comfy with that until I sign the dotted line. Our displacement numbers are sky high and who knows what they will do with that!
     
  25. TeachWildThings

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    In CA, L.A. area, same as has been said, many freezes, some lay offs. March 15 is the pink slip deadline for contracts...Gen Ed the hardest hit, high profile areas are reluctant to touch spe ed, but we are not completely immune...My own kids district, (under a non-profit org.) is asking we as parents pay $180 per kid. What a catch 22 for a techer ehh...FAPE anyone?
     
  26. shouldbeasleep

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    Georgia seems to be in trouble. The two counties mentioned above, plus mine. It's a state-wide hiring freeze, county-wide letting teachers and positions go.
     

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