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LAUSD Rehires 450 School Teachers



    LAUSD Rehires 450 School Teachers
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    Some 450 elementary school teachers will be rehired "in time for the 2011-2012" school year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced Thursday.

    “We promised we would review all school budgets for opportunities to bring staff back,"  LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said in a e-mail news release. "We are fortunate to tell 450 teachers that they will have a place to share their passion, skills and knowledge with our students.”

    More than 5,600 (K-12) teachers and support services personnel initially received layoff notices, but since June of this year "the District has rescinded and reemployed over 4,170 school workers," according to the release.

    About 1,450 teachers, counselors and other support personnel are still laid off.

    Award Winning Music Program Remains in Jeopardy

    [LA] Award Winning Music Program Remains in Jeopardy
    In March, the music department at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood won a prestigious Music Center "Bravo Award" for it's excellence in arts education. The following week, with LAUSD facing deep budget cuts, two of the school's three music teachers were among the nearly 4,500 LAUSD teachers who received "reduction in force" layoff notices. Music teacher Stephen McDonough's RIF notice was rescinded before the end of the school year. His colleague, Jessica Johnson was not as fortunate.
    (Published Friday, July 1, 2011)

    Various labor agreements, retirements, "recently funded positions", dismissals, resignations and intense budget reviews" led to former staff being rehired, the release said.