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Teachers Spared But Where Did the Money Come From?
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Eleven teaching positions in Duval County classrooms were saved, but it's unclear where principals found money in their budgets when it wasn't there a month ago.

On Thursday, the Duval County School Board learned that three teachers now face layoffs as schools found money in their budgets to save the other positions.

Earlier this month the board voted to lay off 14 teachers, but saved four guidance counselor positions.

District spokesperson Jill Johnson could not offer specifics, but noted a vacancy in a school due to attrition or a resignation might have freed up cash. Johnson said the person who had specifics was not available to talk on Friday.

The 11 teaching positions represent a payroll of about $600,00.

The three teachers who are being laid off according to the district will be placed when positions open in their area of certification.

 

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