Several Teachers Rehired After Receiving Lay Off Notice

After more than 300 non-tenured Pike County School employees received lay off slips last month, officials say now they are rehiring 231 of them.

School board officials say they sent out the layoff notices last month because over staffing and state mandated raises put too much of a strain on their budget but since then, Pike County Superintendent Roger Wagner says they were able to raise funds by about $900,000 by watching their spending and being more conservative.

"We also have 19 that's going to retire. That also eases the pressure and we're going to keep more people than we'd first anticipated," Wagner said.

A total of 74 classified and certified employees are still losing their jobs.

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