- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) - The board of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has cut 41 jobs after failing to do so earlier this month.

Only four members of the seven-member board showed up for a meeting Aug. 5, and they voted 3-1 in favor of the cuts - one vote short of the four-member majority needed.

The Beaver County Times (https://bit.ly/1fmGqcI ) says six members showed up Monday and voted 5-1 to cut the jobs, including 21 teaching positions.

The school announced it was cutting jobs last month after the school’s teachers’ union, the PA Cyber Education Association, negotiated a first-ever four-year contract for the school’s 140 teachers containing raises totaling 21 percent.

A Beaver County judge ordered the board to vote publicly after several workers sued following the July announcement. Those workers will still challenge the cuts at an Aug. 25 hearing.

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Information from: Beaver County Times, https://www.timesonline.com/

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