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Iowa school district to fire 18 teachers

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Iowa's largest school district has approved laying off some teachers.

The Des Moines School Board on Tuesday approved terminating 18 contracts, including guidance counselors.

They are among the 74 who received layoff notices last month. The board did not vote on the remaining pink slips because those teachers have either been recalled or requested private hearings.

The district has eliminated 173 teaching positions in an effort to offset an $11 million budget shortfall.

The Des Moines district has 31,000 students in 66 schools.

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