Published: Aug 10, 2010 3:48 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 12:48 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of teachers who were laid off from Broward County Public Schools are being called back to work in time for the start of class.

Superintendent James Notter says the state expects to receive $544 million as part of a $10 billion job saving measure the U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to vote on Tuesday.

About 344 of the 555 teachers who received pink slips in Broward have been recalled.

The bill is expected to save 161,000 education jobs around the country.

Notter said most of the teachers who have not been called back to work teach electives. The district must hire those who teach core subjects first to meet the state's class-size law.