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Second round of layoffs hits 59 city school workers
Second round of layoffs hits 59 city school workers

Fifty-nine Baltimore city school employees received layoff notices Friday in a second round of cutbacks imposed by the school district this week. The move brings the number of layoffs to more than 200 — about 100 more than city schools CEO Gregory Thornton initially estimated. On Wednesday, the district issued notifications to 159 central office employees that their positions would be eliminated; 16 employees were reassigned. City officials called Friday's layoffs the "second phase" of the district's restructuring plan. "As we've stated throughout this year's budget development, we worked diligently to minimize impact to schools and ensure...

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