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Losing teachers to make ends meet

MANCHESTER (KWWL) - The West Delaware School District is losing a number of teachers to make ends meet.

The 10% across the board cut announced by Governor Culver cost the district $770,686 dollars.

The school board needs to come up with $1.1 million to cover anticipated losses for fiscal year 2011.

Monday night, the School Board approved cutting 12 full time employees which includes a number of teachers. The positions being lost are Math Strategist, Health, Elementary classroom teacher, Computer tech., Counseling, Media Specialist/Teacher, Foreign Language, Art, PE and Music. There will also be some early retirements.

Cuts will be made in print shop, coaching, activities, sports. Superintendent Bob Cue says taxes will have to be raised, but they won't know how much until the spring.

The School Board is still considering eliminating the paid volunteer coordinator position. They are not eliminating any programs at this point, but Superintendent Cue says next year's budget projection from the state doesn't look good.


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