More than 200 Toms River school employees could be laid off

More than 200 staff members of the Toms River Regional School District could be losing their jobs.

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2020, 2:10 AM

Updated 1,326 days ago

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More than 200 staff members of the Toms River Regional School District could be losing their jobs.
The school board approved a resolution by a unanimous vote Tuesday night. The ongoing state funding cuts along with the coronavirus pandemic caused the district to lay off 240 employees.
“Reading this resolution and working with the board…was arguably in my career the most painful, most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do in my career,” said Superintendent David Healy. “It’s unfortunate. I’m so sorry for those who’re affected.”
The layoffs would impact 50 cafeteria workers, 70 cafeteria playground aides, 90 bus drivers, 25 bus attendants and five mechanics.
The layoffs would be implemented if the district doesn’t plan to return from remote learning by Nov. 9. The district is legally obligated to give 60 days of notice to the affected employees.
Healy says that the cuts will be determined by seniority and that those who have worked for the district the longest will be offered re-employment first.
Students are set to return to school virtually on Sept. 8.


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