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DECATUR — The Decatur Board of Education will consider the nonrenewal of 10 first-year teachers' contracts at its regular meeting today.

The board will also consider the honorable dismissal of 17 retired certified teachers and one other teacher, nonrenewal of one second-year teacher in the Macon-Piatt Special Education District and the honorable dismissal of 12 special education teachers.

The board will vote on whether to approve the actions at its meeting 6:30 p.m. today in the Keil Administration Building, 101 W. Cerro Gordo St.

Retired teachers often return to help fill vacancies, said Kathleen Horath, executive director of Macon-Piatt Special Education District, and can work a maximum of 100 days, after which they are honorably dismissed.

That is also the case with the regular education retired teachers who are being honorably dismissed, said Suzanne Kreps, president of the Decatur Education Association. The 100-day maximum is required under the Teachers Retirement System regulations.

The district is not facing budget cuts this year, so the nonrenewals are not layoffs. 

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Education Reporter

Education reporter for the Herald & Review.

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