150 Union City teachers get layoff notices…again

UNION CITY AND BEYOND — Approximately 150 teachers and another 300 Union City School District employees got notices this month saying their contracts won’t be renewed for the next school year, but the same thing happened last year and most got hired back, according to a published report.
Superintendent of Schools Stanley Sanger was quoted as saying that they were given the notice as a “precautionary measure” since state aid has been precarious in recent years, and the district doesn’t yet know how many teachers will retire this year.
The story on NJ.com states: “Last May, over 450 employees, including 210 teachers and approximately 240 non-instructional staff, received pink slips but virtually all of them were brought back.”

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