With more than 1,300 classroom positions to fill before school starts, the Philadelphia School District will call back 325 teachers who lost their jobs in June, officials announced Monday.
More teachers may be asked back in the coming weeks, a spokeswoman said.
In all, about 1,500 teachers were laid off as a result of a budget gap of more than $650 million. Currently, there are 1,335 teaching vacancies.
"This process follows the collective bargaining agreement providing teachers with the most seniority within a subject area priority in re-hiring," spokeswoman Elizabeth Childs said in a statement. "The district and school administrators continue to work to have all schools fully staffed and ready to educate students on September 6."