Cuts at Catholic board result in staff layoffs

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board has given 28 teachers pink slips this Christmas.

About one-third of the Catholic school board's adult education instructors will be laid off just two days before Christmas.

The board's english as a second language (ESL) and literacy and basic skills instructors have already received their notices.

School board chair Patrick Daly said he "regrets" the layoffs.

"Enrollment has decreased by nearly 50 per cent over the past year, making it impossible to keep all the instructors on the payroll," said Daly.

The instructors teach literacy and jobs skills to mainly immigrant students at five St. Charles Adult Education Centres in Hamilton.

Cuts at Catholic board result in staff layoffs

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board has given 28 teachers pink slips this Christmas.

About one-third of the Catholic school board's adult education instructors will be laid off just two days before Christmas.

The board's english as a second language (ESL) and literacy and basic skills instructors have already received their notices.

School board chair Patrick Daly said he "regrets" the layoffs.

"Enrollment has decreased by nearly 50 per cent over the past year, making it impossible to keep all the instructors on the payroll," said Daly.

The instructors teach literacy and jobs skills to mainly immigrant students at five St. Charles Adult Education Centres in Hamilton.

Cuts at Catholic board result in staff layoffs

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board has given 28 teachers pink slips this Christmas.

About one-third of the Catholic school board's adult education instructors will be laid off just two days before Christmas.

The board's english as a second language (ESL) and literacy and basic skills instructors have already received their notices.

School board chair Patrick Daly said he "regrets" the layoffs.

"Enrollment has decreased by nearly 50 per cent over the past year, making it impossible to keep all the instructors on the payroll," said Daly.

The instructors teach literacy and jobs skills to mainly immigrant students at five St. Charles Adult Education Centres in Hamilton.