Camden, N.J., to layoff 241 across 26 schools

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

City education officials on Monday announced 241 layoffs across the district’s 26 schools, including 206 teachers.

Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard approved the layoffs during a special meeting of the school board Monday evening, which was marked by continuous, angry outbursts and comments made by members of the public. They included members of the Camden Education Association (CEA), parents and other residents.

The crowd reserved particular vitriol for the state-appointed superintendent, with shouts of “Go back to New York” and “You sold us out to the governor” heard throughout the beginning of the meetings.

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