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215 Teachers Declared Surplus

Future uncertain for hundreds of Fort Worth ISD teachers



    215 Teachers Declared Surplus
    The Star-Telegram reports that the Fort Worth ISD has declared hundreds of teachers surplus as they tighten staff ratios.

    School has ended for most Fort Worth public school district classes, and 215 teachers don't know where they will be next year.

    The Star-Telegram reports that the district has declared the educators surplus as they tighten staff ratios and to help deal with a nearly $41 million shortfall next year. 

    The district has said no teachers will be laid off. The educators considered surplus, who were still being notified Friday, are at schools considered overstaffed and will have to find jobs elsewhere in the school district.

    Steven Poole, deputy executive director of the United Educators Association, said some teachers worry that there will not be enough vacancies in the right positions for all. However, Poole said he hopes that everyone can be placed.