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JCTA claims JCPS laying off teachers and adding administrators

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---A war of words is brewing between the Jefferson County Teacher's Association and JCPS.

The teacher's union claims the school district sent layoff notices to 41 teachers, while preparing to add 80 administrators to the schools.

JCTA's president says this will create larger classroom sizes and affect student-teacher interaction.

But JCPS says staffing assignments are determined at each school, and says the money to hire administrators was already approved by the school board.

"So saying that we are cutting teaching positions while adding administrators is really misleading," says Dr. Mike Raisor, Chief Operating Officer with JCPS.

"I think it says that JCPS clearly values adding administrator positions over teachers in the classrooms because they are adding these administrators at the same time they're cutting these teacher positions," says Brent McKim, the JCTA President.

Both sides agree teachers may be able to fill positions when others retire.

But Brent McKim, the JCTA President, claims that still will lead to increased class sizes.

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