Boston paid $3.6M to winnow teachers from ‘excess pool’

Severance agreements reached in wake of district hiring reforms

IN A MOVE to cut costs and rid the school district of tenured teachers not getting hired for standard classroom positions, Boston quietly paid out about $3.6 million between 2013 and 2018 in voluntary severance agreements to 63 teachers who agreed to resign from the city’s school system. The settlements, negotiated between the Boston Public(...)

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