MT. VERNON — — The District 80 Board of Education Wednesday approved the non-renewal of contracts for fifth grade teacher Michael Allen at the J.L. Buford Intermediate Education Center and first grade teacher Abby Etnier at the Primary Center. The non-renewals were not related to "economics or budget concerns," said Superintendent Mike Green.
Several hirings were also approved that same evening, following a lengthy closed session hearing. There will be 17 retirements for the district at the end of this school year and the board will be gradually filling some of these open positions from now until July.
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