- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Hattiesburg Public School District is laying off 53 employees at the end of this school year.

WDAM-TV (https://bit.ly/1qpybD2 ) reports Jas N Smith, public relations director for the district, said Tuesday that every school in the district will be impacted by the layoffs.

Smith says 25 teachers will not have their contracts renewed next school year, and the other layoffs include administrators and support staff.

Smith says the district has operated below the state mandated student-to-teacher ratio for a number of years, and the layoffs will bring the district’s “numbers more in line with the rest of the state as far as student to teacher ratios.”

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Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com


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