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Layoffs Announced in the Scranton School District

January 26, 2018 - 5:52 am

51 teachers in the Scranton School District will be laid off before the start of the 2018-19 school year. The announcement came at a school board meeting last night. 28 tenured and 23 non tenured teachers will be laid off August 31. All of the district's librarians will be let go but for now music and art teachers will stay and no programs will be cut. Also in July 40 maintenance and office staff will be let go. Even with the announcements the district will still be shy 4 million dollars in meeting the 161 million dollar budget. The state has given the district until the end of March to balance it's budget.

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