The budget cutting axe hit seven Wake County school employees on Tuesday night.
The school board signed off on firing or reassigning seven certified employees for budget reasons. Among the people on the list who were dismissed was Donna Olsen, a teacher trainer in staff development.
Olsen is the wife of Chuck Dulaney, who retired in March as assistant superintendent for growth and planning.
Back in April, the board had agreed to lay off 68 people as part of $20 million in budget cuts. The district had only released then the names of the 52 non-certified staff on the list.
The other 16 people, including Olsen, were certified employees. Their names weren't released then because they had the right to appeal their RIF to the school board.
Following the last appeal hearings on Monday, the board wound up taking final action to seven of the 16 employees on Tuesday. Four were dismissed while three were reassigned to positions with lower pay.
School officials said the other nine people had done things like resign before Tuesday's vote.
To make it clear, because of confusion and rumors in the community, the action taken Tuesday were not above and beyond what the board had agreed to in April.