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Leyton District Holds Off On Staffing Decision


January 17, 2018

Leyton’s school board held an executive session during its monthly meeting last week, seeking legal advice on a decision whether or not to cut staff positions.

Superintendant Lorrie Miller said following the executive session, the board continued through its agenda without taking action on the proposal.

The agenda item is a continuation from December, when the board heard a report that the district is overstaffed and in some educational areas offers more classes than necessary.

If the district were to cut the recommended 3.5 positions, it could be through a reduction in force action, which would essentially be not renewing a teacher’s contract, or through attrition, where a retiring teacher would not be replaced. Another option, making no changes, was also presented.

In its December meeting, Jed Benish, board president, said a decision that involved cuts should be made as soon as possible due to upcoming contract negotiations so if teachers are affected, they have time to make plans.

The next scheduled board meeting is February 12.


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