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Massive layoffs possible at D.M. schools

DES MOINES (KWWL) - Administrators at the Des Moines Public School District say they are looking seriously at a worst-case scenario that might force massive layoffs in the coming school year.  District authorities called special meetings after school Friday to inform personnel that some 450 positions may have to be eliminated, including 300 teachers.  The district is trying to make up a $33 million budget shortfall in the 2010-11 budget. District officials say that if money from other places is not found, the jobs would be eliminated.  The district currently employees 2,013 certified teachers.

Multimedia JournalistBob Waters

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