Thursday, April 15, 2010

1986 - More teacher lay-offs

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  1. 142 Teachers Laid Off

    by Gay Abbate

    A total of 142 secondary school teachers, many with lengthy teaching ex-perience. were laid off by the Scarborough Board of Education on Monday night because of declining enroll-ment.

    Of the 142, between 70 and 80 will be without jobs with the Scarborough Board come September while 38 will be placed in the surplus pool to be used as supply- teachers. Another 24 to 34 may be rehired to fill last minute vacancies.

    Approximately 18 of the teachers were laid off directly as a result of the extension of public funding to separate schools.

    Enrollment in secondary schools has been declining by about 500 students per year recently but this year the number jumped to 1.414.

    Rod Mason. the board's superintendent of person-nel, said more teachers will be laid off in the next five years as enrollment is ex-pected to drop by an average of 1,000 students per year.

    The Metro Separate School Board has indicated that it will be looking to hire about 100 teachers because of increasing enrollment so some of the laid off teachers may be hired by the Separate School Board if they can teach what subjects are re-quired.