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Dorchester Educators Warn of Staffing Shortage

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The Dorchester County budget has been approved but it failed to provide additional money for the schools.

WBOC reports that Superintendent Diana Mitchell says 62 personnel are now leaving the district and that most of them are teachers.

Katie Holbrook with the Dorchester Educator’s Teachers Union warns the unofficial number could be more than a hundred.

She told the television station that shortage is crippling the system.

Holbrook did praise the $100-thousand allocated for school safety.

The budget was approved unanimously by the county council.

Council President Ricky Travers said that increasing spending could hurt other county agencies that are also in need of funding.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.