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RSD to reinstate pre-kindergarten, bring back 12 teachers

Published On: Jul 25 2012 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2012 06:38:00 PM EDT

Twelve teachers in the Reading School District will be getting their jobs back.

READING, Pa. -

Twelve teachers in the Reading School District will be getting their jobs back.

The Reading School Board voted Wednesday night to reinstate the pre-kindergarten program.

The move will free up teaching positions in kindergarten through 5th grade and allow the district to bring back 12 of the 231 teachers furloughed last month.

Last year, the pre-K program cost more than $1 million and served about 480 children.