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Teacher raises not sole reason for district layoffs | Guest View


Last updated 6/19/2019 at Noon

On Tuesday, May 14, a vote was taken by the school board to approve a reduction in force and notify (as required by law and to honor our collective bargaining agreement) 25.2 certificated staff of the possibility their positions may be eliminated in the 2019-20 school year.

It was an excruciating decision because every person affected causes a ripple effect in the classroom and our community. This was the worst-case scenario, and the final budget discussions are continuing now until final adoption in August.

The Edmonds School District is facing unprecedented times in school funding, whic...

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