Finally some good news.
Board votes $2 million to rehire teachers, $2 million for obligations. Places $2.2 million in contingency fund.
Reynolds board votes to spend added millions now, rehire teachers
by Betsy Hammond
The Oregonian, Thursday Aug 13, 2009
A unanimous Reynolds school board voted (tonight) to spend $2 milllion to immediately hire back laid-off teachers in order to reduce class sizes before school starts Sept. 8.
A standing-room-only crowd of teachers and parents applauded loudly.
Many had testified that students would suffer from a lack of attention and individualized instruction if the district stuck to its earlier plans to eliminate one of every four teaching positions and raise class sizes to 35 or larger at most grade levels.