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450 LAUSD teachers rehired

August 5, 2011 | 12:40 pm

LAUSD teachers rehired
The cash-strapped Los Angeles school district has hired back 450 elementary school teachers, according to district officials.

The move came after most employee unions agreed to a four-day furlough and district officials conducted a review of campus budgets and vacancies. Some jobs were also saved due to dismissals, retirements and resignations.

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest, has struggled to close budget gaps for the last several years. This year, the school board approved nearly 7,000 preliminary layoff notices but has rescinded most of them. About 1,500 employees who received the notices are still without jobs.


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Photo: Students, teachers and others rally outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters on May 24, protesting proposed budget cuts that would eliminate many teaching and staff positions and educational programs. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press