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Former MLK Middle School teachers re-applying for their jobs

Former MLK Middle School teachers re-applying for their jobs
Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-06 22:20:30-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A group of former Richmond middle school teachers reapplied for their jobs this week.

The teachers are from Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, which is one of the most under-performing schools in the state in terms of test scores, and has a history of disciplinary problems.

As part of a plan to fix the problems at the school, Superintendent Dana Bedden announced last month that half of the staff would have to re-apply to teach there.

Several parents and students at a Feb. 23 school board meeting said the teachers at the middle school are not the problem.

RPS students

CBS 6 has also learned that some teachers at the school, who are currently under contract, are being transferred to other schools.

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