Benton District 47 lays off 20 employees

Regional Office of Education Superintendent Matt Donkin confirmed to Local 6 that Benton District 47 has laid off 20 employees at their grade schools.

According to the school district, 10 teachers and 10 aides received reduction in force, RIF, notices on Thursday.

Donkin says the district remains in good financial standing and that Benton held onto those teachers hoping that state funding would pick up.

The school district says some of the teachers and aides may be rehired.

You can find out more about the reduction in force by clicking here.

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