Monday night, the school board approved contract renewals for nearly 1,400 teachers.
Normally, that's done by mid-April. But the deadline was moved back a month to give school systems more time to study their finances.
"We had from the 15th of April to the 15th of May to offer those staff a contract by that date or deny them a contract. Otherwise they automatically get a contract. Therefore the board has to vote on a renewal of those contracts and that's what it's done this evening," said Robert Lloyd, DCSS Finance Director.
Board Chairman David Maschke voted against the blanket renewals.
He said board members just got the re-appointment list from the central office on Friday and didn't have enough time to review it.
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