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Paoli School Board Votes To Eliminate Up To Seven Teacher Positions

(Paoli Community Schools)

The Paoli Community School Board voted 5-2 Monday to eliminate up to seven teacher positions to balance budget shortfalls.

Interim Superintendent Gerald Jackson says this year’s general fund will be overspent by $972,000.

The school corporation previously opted for teacher buyout plans for four of its teachers back in November. Jackson says Paoli schools are overstaffed and do not have enough students to float their budget.

“The bottom line being, if they happen to lose more students again next year then they’re still going to be in the red and I hope that don’t happen,” Jackson says.

The teachers chosen will be let go after completing the 2018-2019 school year.

Jackson says there is still potential to save some, but not all, of the teacher positions.

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