City Public Schools eliminates full-time jobs

Posted at 9:38 PM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 06:18:47-04

Baltimore City Public Schools announced Tuesday that 171 full-time positions would be eliminated in a district-wide reduction in force. 

The measure is aimed to address a significant budget gap resulting from increased expenses and flat revenue. 

The entire district, including schools and the district office has been affected. The reduction does not include teachers or principals. 

Baltimore City Public Schools anticipates that fewer than 171 employees will be displaced. The district said it will attempt to retain affected staff by transferring or reassigning qualified employees to current open positions.

"City Schools will exhaust every possible opportunity to support all of our employees, especially those who have been impacted by the reductions," said Interim Chief Human Capital Officer, Deborah Sullivan. "We will also offer employee assistance programs, job placement support, and other resources to staff whose positions have been eliminated."

Baltimore City Public Schools said positions impacted by the reduction in force will be eliminated as of June 30, 2016.

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