Hillsborough County (Fla.) district cuts teacher hiring

July 3, 2008
Flat enrollment, budget shortfall lead to cuts

The Hillsborough County (Fla.) district is cutting teacher hiring in the face of budget shortfalls and flat enrollment. School officials expect to hire about 800 teachers over the summer, about one-third fewer than last year. Two years ago, the district was hiring 1,500 to 2,000 teachers in a year. The dour economic climate is hurting school districts across Florida.

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