More than 300 pink slips are going out in the Philadelphia School District. But these layoffs are not related to the uncertain fate of the cigarette tax (see related story).
In all, 342 layoff notices are going out. Most are school-based.
School district spokeswoman Raven Hill stresses that these are not related to the cigarette tax standoff in Harrisburg. Rather, she says, they’re the result of principals preparing budgets at their schools.