Final decision contingent on county’s contribution to school budget
During a continuation meeting on Monday night, the Board of Education met in closed session to discuss budget shortfalls. After the closed session, Interim Superintendent Dr. Jim Duncan announced that he would be sending a letter to 31 probationary first-year teachers to notify them that at this point in the budget process, their positions would not be filled in the 2013-14 year.
“Due to a significant decline in the financial resources of the school system, I will recommend to the School Board that all teachers who have a one-year probationary license that ends June 30, 2013, or a lateral entry license not be renewed for the 2013-14 school year,” said Dr. Duncan. “The school board will act on my recommendation at its next meeting on May 28. There are certain benefits available to the teachers but those are incomplete until such time as the board acts on the recommendation.”