The Corry Area School District, in an effort to balance its budget for the 2012-13 school year, could reduce its staff by as many as 22 teachers at the end of the school year.

Of the 22, as few as eight and as many as 10 teachers would be laid off, and 12 will retire with an incentive offered by the district. Of the 12, two announced last year their intent to retire at the end of this school year.

Determining which eight to 10 teachers will be laid off is a complicated process, said Bill Nichols, superintendent of the district.

“To determine who is laid off, there are many variables,” Nichols said.

Those variables include:

• Seniority

• An area in which a person is certified to teach

• State funds

“If the district has a need for one and only one teacher, certification trumps seniority,” Nichols said.

See Tuesday, May 1, 2012 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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