- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey school district is laying off dozens of teachers and staff amid a projected $39 million budget gap for the coming school year.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1TSodnh ) the state-run Camden School District announced on Thursday it will lay off 22 teachers, 27 school staff and 29 central office staff members.

Spokesman Brendan Lowe says the district began notifying those affected on Wednesday.

District officials say another 20 teachers and 56 student services staff will be fired due to performance. Those employees have also been notified.

About two dozen other staff vacancies won’t be filled on top of the 154 affected employees.

The cuts were announced during the advisory school board’s meeting.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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