School districts around NJ handing out pink slips
School districts around the state handed out thousands of pink slips in an effort to meet a Saturday deadline for telling teachers about hiring plans for the next school year.
According to a northjersey.com report, Paterson school officials handed out 858 layoff notices on Wednesday, including 421 to tenured staff.
Gov. Chris Christie continues to urge school districts to agree to a one-year wage freeze. Christie says the wage freezes could help avert teacher layoffs. So far, only 35 districts out of nearly 600 have accepted pay freezes or reductions.
Many teachers served pink slips will stand by in hopes that their jobs will be restored.
Students at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson tell News 12 New Jersey the layoffs are unfair to students.