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Mesa schools drop 200 special contract workers

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Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:47 pm | Updated: 3:40 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

More than 200 school counselors, psychologists, teachers and nurses in the Mesa Unified School District have been informed by the governing board that they will not be rehired next school year.

These employees are not on regular continuing contracts. Each spring, the district informs such employees, who work on retiree contracts, part-time contracts, one-semester and one-year-only contracts, if they are not being hired for the following school year, Superintendent Mike Cowan said.

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Other people on the list not to be rehired include those who have resigned or retired. In light of district changes next school year, including the closing of Powell Junior High School, the board also cut several assistant principal positions. Two high-level administrator positions were also cut to help the district with its budget. The administrators have been told they can apply for other positions in the district, Cowan said.

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