The Kawartha-Pine Ridge School board has found jobs for all but 26 of the 158 teachers declared redundant last spring.
The 34 high school and 124 elementary teachers got notices before the end of the academic year they might not be back in September because of projected enrolment decreases and uncertainty about Education Ministry funding.
The board’s associate director of Education, Sherry Summersides, says retirements and resignations over the summer allowed the board to offer contract positions to 132 teachers, many of them shortly before classes began. She says additional grants from the Education Ministry also helped reduce the number of redundant teachers.
All 34 secondary school teacher positions were restored, and 98 of the 124 redundant elementary teacher positions became available and were filled.