The Warren County School District has eliminated a net total of 94 teaching positions for the last two school years, but from an employee standpoint, the cuts aren't as deep as they appear.
According to figures provided by District Director of Administrative Support Services Amy Stewart, a net total of 53 teaching positions were eliminated for the 2011-2012 school year. The figure encompasses 65 cuts made on July 18, 2011, less 12 positions restored on July 25 of the same year.
Leading up to the 2012-2013 school year, 55 positions were eliminated on April 9. Three positions were reinstated between April 13 and June 16 and another 11 were restored on June 11. This equates to a net loss of 41 more positions.
However, that doesn't mean 94 teachers in Warren County are still out of work, according to Stewart.
At present, there are only 48 teachers left on the district's furlough/non-renewal of contract list.
"The remaining teachers," Stewart said, "have retired, resigned or been called back to work."
For those keeping score, that's 46 retirements, resignations and call backs; or about half the employees affected by cuts.
Even the teachers still on the furlough/non-renewal list aren't necessarily without district employment.
"Many of the 48 teachers on the furlough/non-renewal of contract list are still employed by the district in some capacity," Stewart noted. "Some are working in long-term substitute assignments, some are working in short-term substitute assignments and others are working in day-to-day substitute roles."
Stewart said approximately half of those employees still on the list are acting as substitutes for the district.
Teachers not acting as substitutes can obtain other employment without losing their spot on the furlough/non-renewal list under state code, Stewart said.