WEYMOUTH — The following is a statement from Superintendent Jennifer Curtis-Whipple:
“We are pleased to announce that following the approval of the district’s FY21 budget at Town Meeting on Monday, June 15, the district will be able to rehire all 112 non-professional status educators that were temporarily laid off last week.
“All of these educators will be immediately rehired without having to go through the typical hiring procedures thanks to cooperation from the Weymouth Educators Association.
“We would like to thank each and every one of our educators for standing by the district and our students during these difficult and unprecedented times. Our initial decision was not one we made lightly and it was largely made due to the state’s firm staffing deadline of June 15 happening the same day that the budget was passed. The uncertainty of the budget necessitated the temporary layoffs with the intent that the district would hire back as many staff members as possible.
“At this time, we are still awaiting state funding that the district relies on, including Chapter 70 and circuit breaker funds. Though this does not reflect the final staffing numbers for next school year, we remain confident that the financial uncertainty surrounding the 2020-2021 school year will be made more clear after the state releases its funding figures.”