LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Jefferson County Public Schools has notified 224 employees that they will be let go as part of end-of-year cuts.

Of that number, 205 are either the result of layoffs or overstaffing, a process in which their classes are cut because of factors like declining student enrollment and programming changes. School instructors made up nearly half of those notified of their impending release at 106, according to the district.

Seventeen teachers were told that their contracts would not be renewed as were a bakery supervisor and employee relations specialist, according to JCPS.

Layoffs, overstaffing and contracts not getting renewed are normal at the end of school years, with most affected by the cuts recalled back to work for the upcoming school year. Many of those let go will likely be brought back for the 2018-19 school year to fill vacated or grant-funded positions, according to JCPS.

The district had until May 15 to notify teachers that their contracts would not be renewed.

Allison Martin, the district’s communications director, said most jobs affected in adult education are due to pending grant funding.

Positions impacted by layoffs, overstaffing and non-renewals are:

Instructor (106)

Teacher (17 not renewed, five laid off or overstaffed)

Bilingual associate instructor (18)

School clerk (14)

Clerk I and clerk II in adult education (eight)

Adult education instructor (seven)

Career planner funded through adult education (seven)

Program specialist II in adult education (six)

Adult education career developer (five)

Special projects coordinator in adult education (five)

Lunchroom monitory (four)

Lead field technician (three)

School social worker (three)

Lunchroom office assistant (two)

Safe crisis assistant (one)

Career development assistant in adult education (one)

Secretary II in adult education (one)

Secretary III in adult education (one)

Coordinator, adult and basic education (one)

Employee relations specialist (one)

Bakery supervisor (one)

Records/attendance clerk (one)

School bookkeeper I (one)

Project manager, education and business alignment (one)

Postsecondary transition liaison (one)

Outreach worker, Teenage Parent Program (one)

Child care center facilitator (one)

ERSEA clerk (one)

Reach reporter Kevin Wheatley at 502-585-0838 and kwheatley@wdrb.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinWheatleyKY.

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