Duval County School District has placed a hiring freeze on schools until they can find jobs for the 90 teachers they owe.
There's just one problem: no vacancies.
That means that if the district can't place those teachers, they'll lose their jobs.
The district is hoping they don't have to see anyone go without a job, but they're backed into a corner with very little money in the budget to pay the teachers for whom they don't have vacancies.
"The budget for next year, as it is, is set. What we need to work on for the following school year is to make sure that legislators understand from their constituents that cutting public education shouldn't be an option anymore because we've been cut so much," says spokeswoman Vicki Reynolds.
She says the only situation in which the district would hire a new teacher before they've placed the 90 teachers is if someone came along who specialized in a high level math or science like calculus or physics, because they're in dire need of teachers with that knowledge.