While most Bay Area school districts are trimming their staffs, the San Mateo-Foster City School District is bucking the trend.
The SMFCSD expects to rescind layoff notices issued earlier this year to 20 or so instructors working in the district, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The Mercury report attributes the good news for the local schools to increased enrollment and plans to reduce class sizes.
Part of the plan includes a reduction in the student-to-teacher ratio in kindergarten through third grade from 26-to-1 to 24-to-1, going into reserves to fund the extra instruction.
"It's something the board felt very strongly about," SMFCSD spokeswoman Amber Farinha told the Mercury. "We will try to bring most of the people back."