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Nampa Teachers Leaving In Droves

Nampa has lost 14 percent of its certified teaching staff so far for next year: 119 instructors out of 830 are leaving, and more could go. That is up from about 80 who left before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. A total of 151 faculty and staff are leaving the district, some through retirement. Administrators believe that many departing teachers will be replaced by those at the low end of the salary scale, said Allison Westfall, district spokeswoman. Those teachers also wouldn't feel the financial pinch of a furlough. Many of those leaving say they are battle-weary from the district's strained finances, which created a $5.1 million deficit and a requirement that the district cut $3.5 million from the 2013-2014 school-year budget/Bill Roberts, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Could this happen in Coeur d'Alene?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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