The Simcoe County District School Board was hit particularly hard by declining enrolment, resulting in 105 teachers receiving redundancy letters. That represented 78.5 full-time-equivalent (FTE) positions.Kudos. This is responsible reporting, making sure that since coverage was given to the layoff / redundancy notices in the spring, a followup is done on how many are being called back. We tend to panic in the spring (particularly some of the federations' local folks) and then by the late summer and fall the situation is very different.
Now, the board has 53 redundancies (34.6 FTE). Any further callbacks will be dependent on further resignations or retirements.
That number is not typical for the board. Last year, for example, 35 redundancy letters were sent out and all the teachers were recalled.
Expect further callbacks in September and into October as well, once boards have a better idea of who shows up on the first day of school and do some final tweaking to the way schools are organized. This reorganization occasionally results in a few more callbacks.