EASD Teachers Still Awaiting Assignments
With all of the staff cuts over the summer, a handful of Easton Area teachers don't know their assignments less than a week before school starts.
With school starting in less than a week, most students in the Easton Area School District know who their teachers are.
But due to all the staff reductions over the summer, some teachers don't know who their students are.
A handful of teachers don't know their assignments yet, according to The Allentown Morning Call.
The teachers are not sure what they are teaching and how many students will be in their class, the article states.
The teachers association is trying to rebound from a summer that was no vacation: The Easton Area School Board slashed 17 Middle School jobs in July on top of another 50 positions cut in May.
Meanwhile, 41 para-professionals also lost their jobs along with a middle school administrator.
Board members said the decision was based on trying to close a major budget deficit.
The paraprofessionals included nurses and others who were lunchroom, security, classroom, clerical and library employees.
The board also voted to eliminate the positions of printing services manager and benefits coordinator for the district.