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Staffing Update - Aug. 20, 2019

Staffing Update - Aug. 20, 2019
Posted on 08/20/2019
We wanted to give our community an update on staffing following the layoffs from May 15, 2019. As you may remember, the Edmonds School District School Board voted to layoff 25.2 certificated full time equivalent (FTE) teachers on the night of May 14. The actual number of notices given on May 15 ended up being 19.9 FTE, which affected 33 teachers. Also, the district reduced 8.0 FTE certificated elementary assistant principals.

We are pleased to be making progress to recall our employees back. Due to certificated retirements and resignations, we were able to recall many staff who were laid off into vacated positions. So far we have recalled 14 teachers, which represent 11.5 FTE who initially received layoff notices. Some of the laid off staff have taken new positions in other school districts. That leaves 6.2 FTE we still hope to recall.

We know this has been a difficult time for staff, students and our community as we deal with a budget shortfall. We are also mindful of the paraeducators who received layoff notices. For those paraeducators who were laid off but wanted to continue working for the district, positions were found for each of them.
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