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One month after budget approval, Ithaca school officials sorting through layoff, hiring plans

One month after budget approval, Ithaca school officials sorting through layoff, hiring plans

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Ithaca City School District officials are offering an update on the ramifications of a tough budget year.

Under a nearly $114 million budget approved by voters in May, the district was ready to lay off 105 workers, across a number of positions in the district.

But those numbers has been significantly reduced, according to Superintendent Luvelle Brown, who says a number of factors have allowed them to keep people they initially warned may be laid off.

“We’re calling back teachers, currently, and we hope to not lay off any teachers in the near future, as we continue to sort through resignations and retirements,” Brown said.

Brown said they’ve been calling many staff members back to ask them to fill in the empty positions. He says they may not know the final number of layoffs until the start of next year.

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