(Dothan, Al)—Houston County School Superintendent Tim Pitchford is hoping to refill eight jobs the school board lost last year.
“We had to make cuts to prepare for the worst case scenario,” Pitchford said. “We didn’t know how bad the budget cuts were going to be this year, but as the legislative session carried on, we realized we could bring those jobs back,” he said.
Pitchford has already made a few recommendations to re-hire and transfer former employees to similar positions they held before.
"We had a more than 200 applications for one job that we were trying to refill," Pitchford said. "We still have a few things that we have to look at, but we should make our final decisions in a few weeks," he said.
The positions filled will be for the 2012-2013 school year.