Baltimore City School officials announced today(Thursday) that 115 employees will be laid off and that their last day will be June 30. Of those 115, 13 teachers,32 work in the district and the rest work in the schools. The president of the Baltimore's teachers Union had this to say
"The approach the District is taking of going into the schools and interrupting a teacher's day to tell them that they have been laid off is unprecedented. This is a humiliating and truly shocking act that comes on the heels of a stressful semester. The actions of the District will upend classroom instruction and student performance today and for the remainder of the school year. It is incomprehensible to me that the District would lay off any loyal, highly-functioning employee, who has played a key role in ensuring our children’s success when they have nearly two-hundred vacant positions that need to be filled."