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Sat October 29, 2011
Detroit Schools recalling 89 laid-off teachers
Some laid-off teachers in the Detroit Public Schools are being recalled by the district which has enrolled more students this fall than expected.
The district said Saturday in a release that principals at 34 schools have requested more teachers, and that 44 teachers were added to classrooms by October 19.
Twenty-three others have reported back to work and another 22 are expected to return. Some teachers and parents have complained of classes with more students than allowed under the teachers' union contract.
The district says it has 22 classrooms out of more than 4,000 that have exceeded student number limits.
The district ended last school year with about 74,000 students and budgeted for 66,000 this fall. Spokesman Steve Wasko said projections have been exceeded by almost 300 students.