- 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.


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

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