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Layoff notices handed to 227 teachers

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It happens almost every year, but hundreds of teachers are being let go from the Vancouver School Board.

The board has announced 227 instructors are being given the boot because there are fewer students to teach, and fewer teachers are retiring.

But the board says it’s been able to hire back about 80 per cent of its teachers over the past two years, and hopes to do the same for this group.   

Plus they’ll hire an additional 19 out of the province’s Learning Improvement Fund.