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Denver Public Schools, Facing Budget Shortfalls, May Be Forced to Pay 80 Teachers For NOT Working

06/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A change to Denver Public Schools' teacher-hiring process has frozen the system and could result in dozens of veteran teachers being paid even though they are without jobs and not working.

"Clearly, there is a very significant concern that in a year of severe budget cuts we end up with tenured teachers who are getting paid and not in full-time teaching positions," said DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg.

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