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Brandywine staff called back

Published 10:39pm Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Brandywine Community Schools have recalled all but one teacher from layoff status.
The projected shortfall in state funding, unfinished contract negotiations and uncertainty about the school schedules caused the district to take measures to lay off seventeen teachers in late April.

When negotiations were completed in May and schedules were set, several of the teachers who possibly could have been reduced to part time positions were recalled as full time teachers.

When certifications and qualifications for faculty members were verified, several other teachers were recalled to full time assignments.

The State of Michigan’s retirement incentive, along with a local incentive offered by the Board of Education, led to 10 resignations from senior staff members.

The district will miss the years of wisdom and experience from these teachers.  However, with the retirements, Brandywine has been able to call back 16 of the 17 teachers who received layoff notices earlier in the spring.

In fact, the district will post openings for two teaching positions at this time.

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