Q: How many teachers have retired from PUSD after the 2005-2006 school year? How many resigned? How many contracts are not being renewed? How many teacher positions is PUSD trying to fill for the 2006-2007 school year?
A: "Here are our 2005-2006 figures," said Sue Myers, Payson Unified School District superintendent.
7 teachers retired this year.
1 teacher was granted a year's leave of absence
7 teachers did not have their contracts renewed either because they had been on a one year contract or because they do not have proper certification.
14 teachers resigned.
At least half of the 28 open positions have been filled. Interviews are in process, as all the positions need to be filled before the 2006-2007 school year begins
In all, 32 teachers resigned, retired or did not have their contracts renewed.