63 Buffalo teachers laid off just before start of school

Monday, August 18, 2014

Buffalo Teacher Federation President Phil Rumore said the teachers found out this past weekend and on Monday. He says the timing of the layoffs, just weeks before the school year, is “unconscionable.”

“I think that it’s really callous to wait until this part of the year when all the jobs in the other districts are already filled and they have absolutely nowhere to get an additional position,” Rumore said.

Four guidance counselors, 12 ELA teachers, 12 math teachers, 10 science teachers, 11 social studies teachers, 10 reading teachers, two art teachers and two hearing impaired teachers were let go.

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