DPS approves temporary work, pay stoppage for 207 employees, layoffs for 25 others

DPS approves temporary work, pay stoppage for 207 employees, layoffs for 25 others
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DAYTON — The Dayton Public Schools board of education voted this afternoon to begin a temporary work stoppage for 114 teachers and 56 bus drivers and 37 clerical positions.

The board also passed a resolution that will layoff 25 administration positions due to restructuring, lack of work and financial reasons. Dr. Elizabeth Lolli, superintendent, said these layoffs are temporary, however that language was not included in the resolution that was voted on.

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The votes were 4-3 for each of the resolutions.

Of the 114 teachers, the majority are art, physical education and music teachers, according to records.

The teachers, bus drivers and clerical workers will be placed under a temporary work stoppage and will not be paid, unless they wish to use accrued personal time off. The district will pay 100 percent of the employee contribution to health insurance premiums for those 207 workers, the resolutions read.

The 207 employees would be reinstated after the remote learning period ended

The teachers will stop working and being paid beginning on Sept. 14, clerical and bus driver furloughs would begin Sept. 8 and the 25 permanent layoffs would begin Sept. 11.

INITIAL REPORT:

The Dayton Public Schools board of education could be addressing a number of issues including district jobs and athletics during a special meeting Friday afternoon.

The district issued an updated public notice for the meeting, which now includes the possibility of discussion about “potential furloughs and reduction of classified, certified, other non-teaching, and administrative staff.”

News Center 7 made multiple public records requests last week for documents pertaining to potential layoffs for the district, however those requests have not yet been fulfilled.

According to the board meeting notice, the board also will have a discussion on district athletics. Dayton Public had previously postponed the fall sports season.

The meeting will be held remotely at 3:30 p.m. and will be streamed on the district’s Facebook page.