Teacher layoffs possible in NC

January 13, 2009 7:55:01 AM PST
The Henderson County School Board said teacher layoffs are a possibility is the economy continues to decline.According to a Hendersonville newspaper, the school board revised its policy so that length of service isn't the sole factor in cutting personnel.

The policy now includes seven factors to be considered such as performance ratings, the status of a teacher's license and service in extra duty positions. Also, a recommendation by the superintendent will be considered.

County school superintendent Stephen Page told the board at its Monday meeting that future layoffs are possible.

No jobs have been cut for the current school year.