• Marion County school district laying off 261 employees


    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County Public Schools announced late Friday that they are laying off 261 employees.

    Among those being laid off are 160 first-year teachers.

    The district attributed the layoffs to a projected $29 million deficit. They said the layoffs will save the district nearly $4 million. They said the other $25 million would come from other areas.

    Superintendent George Tomyn met with the employees Friday afternoon to tell them of the layoffs.

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