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Survey: 4,200 State Teaching Jobs Shed

State survey indicates that 4,200 teaching jobs were cut for 2012-2013 school year. Easton Area School District had 135 of them.

The Easton Area School District wasn't alone in cutting teaching positions for this school year.

According to a state survey released Monday, 4,200 state teaching jobs were slashed for the 2012-2013 school year and EASD had at least 135 of them, the Morning Call states.

The story says that the survey, conducted by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, found 30 percent of respondent school districts cut 4,200 teaching positions through layoffs, attrition and vacancies left open in the 2012-13 school year.

The Easton Area School District cut teaching positions in May and July as a way to close a major budget deficit, school officials said.

A hearing to reinstate some of those teachers was held in September, but the school board rejected that proposal.

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