Hundreds of teachers to receive layoff notices

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Approximately 600 teachers in Woonsocket, Rhode Island will receive a layoff slip in the near future, according to Fox News and WPRI News.

The Woonsocket School Committee voted Wednesday to send the notices to teachers 3-2, saying the move would give the district more flexibility to handle anticipated budget cuts, according to WPRI News.

The Woonsocket Teachers Guild is asking residents of the city to stand up for the teachers.

"While not all educators receiving notices would actually be let go, giving termination notices to all teachers and paraprofessionals sends the wrong message to the community about the city's commitment to public education, Teachers Guild President Jeffrey Partington said.

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