Teachers in Clay county received some ominous letters that could mean their jobs end when the school year does. Parents say they're concerned for their children's education
"You're taking away from education from the rest of the public...that would have a great impact," says parent Wes Watson.
Over 700 faculty and staff got two letters from the district, one saying they could reapply for other open positions in the future and the other saying that, with a recommendation, they could be reappointed to their position in June.
"Thank you, but no thank you letters and, um, we're amazed that this has come about," says Clay teachers' union president Steve Richards.
Richards says he's not happy about the letters especially after they were told only 70 teachers would be cut.
A district spokesperson says they're required to send the letters and that they don't mean layoffs.