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Hundreds of School Employees in Brockton, Mass. Get Pink Slips Today

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    The jobs of more than 300 staff, 189 of which are teachers, are on the chopping block in Brockton, Massachusetts. (Published Friday, May 12, 2017)

    The jobs of more than 300 staff, 189 of which are teachers, are on the chopping block in Brockton, Massachusetts.

    Pink slips will be handed out to the hundreds of employees in the school district today, according to the Boston Globe.

    The district's school committee approved a proposed budget last week that includes a $16 million shortfall. To make up for that they're potentially letting go of staff and cutting school programs.

    "This is the worst," said Timothy Sullivan, a member of the Ward 7 School Committee. "It's real hard to make that up."

    The superintendent said in a statement "This perfect storm was caused in part by a change in the state calculation of how low-income students are counted, costing us $6 million."

    Mayor Bill Carpenter told the Globe that the city has "often issued more layoff notices than necessary."

    He says the notices are going out now because the district needs to meet the teachers union guideline, which requires notices to be sent out by May 15.

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