Sound Off

Because so many teachers were cut by the Lawrence school district, will the two positions at $50,000 each for district teacher mentors be cut because there will be no new teachers?

Janice Nicklaus, executive director of instruction and professional development, said the district would continue the mentoring program in 2002-2003.

The program's future became an issue when all teachers who had received mentoring support during the past school year were given pink slips because of budget problems.

However, Nicklaus said the two program coordinators would be needed because the district expected to hire about 50 new teachers for the coming academic year. That's about half the normal total.


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