Hundreds of NJ teachers receiving pink slips

Hundreds of educators across the state are receiving pink slips due to Gov. Christie?s education cuts, but News 12 New Jersey has discovered a pink slip doesn?t necessarily mean a teacher will be laid off.More than 400 teachers received pink slips in Howell and more than 200 teachers got pink slips in Paterson. Every non-tenured teacher in Wall Township was given a pink slip.Some of the teachers that receive pink slips will still be offered positions in the fall. However, until each district settles on a budget, it can't be determined just how many will be offered positions back.

Pink slips must be sent out under law, even if the district's budget isn't finalized. If a district doesn't give a teacher a pink slip by tomorrow, it must offer the teacher a position for next year.

RELATED:

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."