Wednesday, March 26, 2008

11 pink slipped DCPS workers rehired by District

Eleven of the 98 DCPS employees that were fired by Chancellor Rhee have been rehired by the District.
Well, 24 of the 40 people fired from the information technology department were offered jobs by the city's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), which has been running the school system's technology office since the fall. And 11 have been rehired. "Eleven of the 24 people were hired from DCPS and they will be performing various functions," said Ayanna Smith, spokeswoman for OCTO.

Because the city is on a higher pay grade than the school system, the fired workers were offered pay increases ranging from $10,000 to $30,000, according to the former worker.

"What may be a net savings to D.C. schools won't be a savings to the D.C. government," the former school system worker said. "The schools may say it may not come out of my budget, but it comes out of somebody's budget in the end."

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