September 4  2010

Districts still uncertain
about teacher recall aid

Delaware will get $27.6 million of federal money to recall laid-off public school teachers or prevent further layoffs. But, although the new academic year has started, districts are still awaiting word on how much they will receive. Ron Gough, spokesman for the state Department of Education, told Delaforum that it hasn't yet been decided which of two possible methods for apportioning the money -- using the federal 'Title 1' formula or the primary state formula -- will be used. Either way, he said, it will be left to the districts to decide how they will use the money within guidelines established in the $26 billion public-employees jobs bill enacted in August. Superintendent Mark Holodick said the Brandywine district expects to know within two weeks how it will benefit from the law.

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Read previous Delaforum article: Brandywine recalls some teachers, paraprofessionals

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