PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Central Falls school officials are notifying more than 100 teachers district-wide that they may be out of a job next year. Superintendent Fran Gallo says 11 teachers are receiving the notices for performance issues but the majority are due to budget reasons.
"We're expecting a 2.6 million dollar cut to our budget," Gallo says. "This year there was no escaping the fact that we would definitely need to lose teaching staff."
Gallo says tenured teachers receiving notices for performance reasons will be given a chance to show growth by the end of the school year. She would not say how many performance-related notices were sent to teachers at the high school, where a high profile turnaround is underway.
School officials are required to notify teachers by March 1 if there is a chance they will not be renewed the following school year.
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