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Dayton school board votes 4-3 to approve 241 layoffs, furloughs

Dayton Daily News |

The temporary RIF list includes teachers in nearly every area, but heaviest in music (20), art (17), preschool (16) and physical education (14). The list also includes 22 school nurses, plus a few counselors, library specialists and others.

DPS Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said the district is doing the layoffs in areas that don’t work well with online learning. She said there will be recorded lessons for students to watch in the areas of art, music and physical education, but she said the hands-on aspect of those subjects don’t work well online.

Scott DiMauro, president of the Ohio Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, confirmed that no other greater Dayton area school district has done significant layoffs due to online education this fall.

A second resolution called for a temporary furlough of 56 bus drivers and 46 clerical staff, also through the remote learning period.