Seattle Courant

School District Says Budget Deficit Now $34 Million and Layoffs Expected

By Ryan Burr
May 13, 2009 08:05PM

District spokeswoman Patti Spencer said the district would soon release more detailed information, including the number of certificated employees receiving layoff slips. The human resources department, she said, was finalizing the process.

“It is always our hope, and has often been the case in the past, that a certain number of certificated staff could be called back after a RIF (reduction in force) based on retirements and resignations as staff move or leave for other reasons,” the news release also says.

For more reporting on this ...
“Seattle school district to lay off teachers” By Linda Shaw and Katherine Long. The Seattle Times. May 13, 2009.