NC School System Hiring Teachers After Layoffs

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The school district in North Carolina's largest city has laid off hundreds of teachers because of lack of money, but it's looking for 250 new employees.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools laid off more than 850 employees at the end of the school year.

The district is looking for new workers, often because of normal
turnover among its more than 19,000 employees. New federal money is
creating new jobs at some high-poverty schools.

The district is looking for elementary, middle and high school teachers. It needs arts teachers, career-technical teachers, special education teachers, Spanish teachers and counselors and librarians.

The district is filling some positions where teachers were laid off because of poor evaluations or lack of proper credentials.


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  • by Bogue Sound Elementary Teacher Location: Newport, NC on Jun 30, 2009 at 10:47 PM
    I was laid off and see the same thing going on- jobs are being filled- why not just offer me a different grade level rather than lay me off? I would have never thought teachers would be loosing their jobs when I have seen no cuts in law enforcement, and other state positions. We are responsible for the children that will be taking care of us one day and they are going to be the ones suffering. In addition, we also experienced pay cuts in an already under paid profession. This state is in trouble- we need to speak up and help keep classes small so children get more individualized instruction especially in an age where parents are little or no help.
  • by Kayleigh Location: Greenvill on Jun 20, 2009 at 07:20 PM
    That stupid!! They need 2 close the schools they stupid bc u cant txt in class so I quit an alot of my friends are quittin 2 bc of that reason. What is it jail u cant txt u have dress code idk wht they think kids are goin to do hahahaha so we quit that show u. Now I txt when I wnt 2 who I wnt an no teachar is goin 2 stp me rite!!CLOSE THIS SCHOOL
  • by voter Location: nc on Jun 19, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    would seem they simply got rid of the dead wood.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    Were not any of the 850 laid off worth bringing back, that they have to hire 250 new people?
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jun 19, 2009 at 07:00 AM
    Why did they not get rid of the poor evaluated teachers or teachers with lack of proper credentials before the economy went bad? They used the economy as a reason so no one would have to make the decision alone!
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Jun 19, 2009 at 06:11 AM
    I am glad that the stimulus money is helping out atleast somewhere. Too bad all those people lost their jobs, but I think we are learning that the State was trying to spend way more money than it would ever bring in as income. So everyone is having to tighten their belts and take on more responsibility for the same pay. But in our economy everyone loses not just one group of people.
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