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More than forty veteran teachers set to retire this year

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The number of veteran teachers retiring in the Alachua County public school district is more than forty for this year alone. Legislative changes to education are to blame. WUFT-FM’s, Joey Lancos spoke with President of the Alachua County Education Association, Karen McCann, who says the rise in retirements of veteran teachers has been caused by the cost of living adjustment removal for the next five years as well as the pension reform… both affecting retirement.

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