Laid-off teachers rehired in Clayton County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Clayton County has rehired 100 of the 400
teachers who were told earlier this month they would not have jobs
in the next school year.

School officials say some of the remaining 300 who lost their
jobs could be brought back if there are vacancies.

The district employs about 4,000 teachers and counselors.

Former Superintendent John Thompson laid off the teachers two
weeks ago amid budget cuts.

Three days later, Thompson was terminated and Valya Lee was
named interim superintendent.

A committee appointed by Lee found dozens of special education
teachers had been terminated without a performance review, said
Douglas Hendrix, the district's acting chief human resources

"At present, no certified tenured teacher with an adequate
performance evaluation was denied a contract," Hendrix told the
board Monday.

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