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Layoffs begin in Baker school district

1 year 11 months 5 days ago June 24, 2015 Jun 24, 2015 Wednesday, June 24 2015 June 24, 2015 9:12 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Emily Cogburn

BAKER- Superintendent Herman Brister says some teachers and staff have already been laid off as part of a plan to save the Baker School District $1.2 million.

Brister, who replaced outgoing superintendent Ulysses Joseph on May 28, could not confirm how many employees of the Baker School District have received pink slips, but no tenured teachers have yet been let go.

Brister says evaluations and performance were considered in deciding which teachers should not return for the 2015-16 school year.

The school board also voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a reduction-in-force policy, allowing Brister to lay off tenured teachers.

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