Most laid-off Utica teachers will have jobs restored

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The majority of the teachers that were laid off from the Utica City School District at a March 25 school board meeting will be called back to work.

The superintendent says between 47 teachers will have their jobs restored, thanks to about $4.5 million more in the state budget.

"We're very happy to receive additional money to recall teachers," said Utica Superintendent Bruce Karam. "We're very grateful, but we're still not at a point where we're getting the fair share of the state aid distribution according to this formula, and that's what this problem is."

Karam went on to talk about the proposal to create a second charter school in the city. He worried what that will mean for the Utica school district's slice of the pie.

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