LAUREL, Del.- Teaching, support and custodial jobs could be on the cutting block in the Laurel School District. District officials say they have until May 15 to notify staff if the Board of Education does not renew contracts.
Earlier this year, Acting Superintendent Dorothy Nave told principals to examine cutting staff by as much as 10 percent, part of an austerity plan to make ends meet in the financially-strapped school district.
One board of education member did tell WBOC as many as 19 teaching positions could be at risk-- a resolution that does not sit well with parents.
"I think we need to check into other things that we can do, but our kids need [teachers] here, we need them," Katie Smith said.
District officials said staff whose contracts are not renewed will be notified in writing starting on Thursday.