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Gridley superintendent rescinds non re-elect motion

Published On: Feb 19 2014 08:56:50 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 19 2014 08:00:00 PM CST
GRIDLEY, Calif. -

Three Gridley elementary school teachers will keep their jobs, despite a move by the superintendent that essentially would have forced them to quit.

Originally, there were four teachers on the chopping block, but school district officials said one of the teachers did not belong in that category and fixed the problem right away.

Gridley Unified Superintendent Rick Rubino said on the phone Wednesday morning that he had decided to issue a non re-elect motion for the three teachers citing "personnel reasons."

The motion would have forced the teachers to quit.

Rubino said every school district has the right to let go their teachers before March 15 of their second year without any reason.

But after a long night of thinking Rubino decided to rescind his motion regarding the teachers.

He said he decided it's better to train the teachers then let them go.

Rubino also said strong community support played a role.

The three teachers will be reinstated for next school year and will be given tenure.