Sources: over 50 attendance counselors slated for the ax in Newark Public School system

Sources tells PolitickerNJ.com that Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson will announce the first round of layoffs to the Newark Public Schools: 51 attendance counselors.

Partners of truancy officers, the attendance counselors follow up on students who are on home instruction and students who are not attending school.

Anderson is trying to close a $60 million budget deficit as part of a nearly $1 billion budget, which the Newark Schools Advisory Board rejected. 

Sources: over 50 attendance counselors slated for the ax in Newark Public School system