BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton School District announced Thursday that it was laying off 204 teachers as part of major budget cuts.
The teachers were getting personal calls from their principals to inform them that their jobs had been cut. These included teachers from all subjects and all schools in the district.
Some of the laid-off teachers had as much as 12 years experience, according to a school district fact sheet. But most were new teachers still in their probationary period, which means they had only been with the district between 1 and 3 years.
Sue Robertson, Chief Human Resource Officer for the district called this a "sad day" and said it was the worst teacher layoffs the district had experienced in 20 years.
Officials said they expected it to take until the end of the week to call the teachers impacted.