Giffen adding positions to support students and families

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Giffen Memorial Elementary School is adding two positions during the current marking period as the City School District of Albany begins to strategically rebuild its staffing and programs and provide additional support for students and families.

The new positions at Giffen during the third quarter will be:

  • 1 home school coordinator
  • 1 reading teacher

These positions are among 74.2 faculty and staff members the district is adding during the third marking period as it expands in-person opportunities for general education students in grades 7-12 and begins to restore supports for students across all grade levels.

In September, the Giffen positions were among the 215.6 positions the district reduced when faced with the possibility of a 20% reduction in state aid due to the COVID-19 economic crisis. The district also is planning to rehire additional faculty and staff for the fourth quarter, which begins April 26.