Number of Teachers to Resign Due to Incentive Offers

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POSTED: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 9:27am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 10:23am

More than 180 teachers in Brownsville will resign early due to the incentives offered by the Brownsville Independent School District.

B.I.S.D. is willing to pay up to $10,000 dollars per teacher in an effort to save on their salaries. Like many districts across the state, the Brownsville I.S.D. is facing up to $30 million dollars in budget cuts. The district says, it wants to offer an incentive rather than just lay off staff members. District officials say several teachers plan to retire, start a business or go back to school with the money.

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