School District Cuts 304 Teacher Jobs

One of North Carolina's largest school districts has told more than 300 of its teachers they will be out of a job next school year.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sent letters Friday to 304 teachers telling them their contracts will not be renewed.

The school district said teachers were cut based on performance
measures, seniority and other factors. More cuts are expected next
week.

Officials said the cuts are part of an effort to curtail budget costs amid an economic downturn in the state.

The district plans to cut almost $52 million in its budget for the 2009-2010 school year.


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