G-RF board reinstates 13 positions

G-RF board reinstates 13 positions

GEORGETOWN — The school board has reinstated 13 of the support personnel positions it had eliminated for the 2013-14 school year in February.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm School Board members voted to recall six teaching assistants, six personal assistants and one bus driver for the upcoming school year. The actual staff members who will fill those vacancies will be determined by seniority and availability.

In February, school board members voted to honorably dismiss 18 teaching assistants, 11 personal assistants, one secretary, one custodian, one bus driver and three part-time cooks, and to reduce one custodian from full-time to part-time. The board also voted to honorably dismiss one early childhood teacher, and to not renew the contracts of two special education teachers — one at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School and one at Mary Miller Junior High School.

At that time, Georgetown-Ridge Farm School Superintendent Jean Neal said the board was looking at every program in the district to determine the needs of the students.

Some of the reductions in force were due to routine uncertainties about the need for the assistants next year. Some of the reductions were due to the closure of Ridge Farm Elementary School after this school year, and the transfer its students and most of its staff to Pine Crest Elementary School.

Neal said more recalls were possible but not planned at this time.

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