The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has ordered the immediate termination of DOE teachers who do not hold a valid certificate. This also includes those who have expired certificates. CSC has also ordered that these teachers pay back their salary earnings starting from the expiration date of their certification. DOE has known about this for awhile but of the 278 teachers that will be affected by this, ONLY 1 has been informed of this action. With less than a month before the new school year begins, we cannot risk harm to our children’s education. We are working with the Legislature to ensure our teachers and children are taken care of.