Some Laid-off Alabama Teachers Getting Rehired

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Some Alabama teachers who were laid off when the Legislature failed to pass a budget are getting rehired now that school boards have one to prepare for the new academic year.

Monica Blackmon, a fifth grade teacher from Geneva County, says she got rehired due to the new budget. But many other teachers are still waiting to learn if they'll get their jobs back.

More than 1,000 non-tenured teachers got pink slips when the Legislature failed to pass an education budget on the final day of the regular session May 19.

Most school systems were already out by the time the Legislature approved a budget in special session on May 31.

Alabama Education Association executive secretary Paul Hubbert says he expects most of the laid-off teachers to be recalled by the end of June or early July.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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