WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Six hundred to 700 DC school employees, many of them teachers, have been put on notice.
Their current positions are being eliminated at the end of the school year.
DC School officials say this is not a layoff. They are excessive employees whose schools no longer have the budgets to carry them.
The excess notices say their positions will be eliminated at the end of the current school year.
Washington Teachers Union President Nathan Saunders says "this is serious."
He met with School Chancellor Kaya Henderson on Tuesday. Saunders says for the first time, under the new contract teachers jobs can't be saved based on seniority.
"It's job performance," he said.
The excess teachers could be picked up by principals in other schools with vacancies.