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Muncie Schools Managers: Staff Cuts Will Continue

Standing in front of the Distressed Unit Appeals Board in Indianapolis, Administrator Assistance founder Steve Wittenauer praised the administration at Muncie Community Schools for already making some significant cuts to staffing. But he says that will have to continue.

“They did a lot of the heavy lifting. We’re probably to the point now where it’s going to become more painful because staffing reductions are still in order,” Wittenauer says. “But they were very, very successful in their staffing reductions. And certainly closing those three buildings had an impact.”

Muncie Community Schools’ emergency management team has told a state board that more staff will need to be cut at the district. As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, MCS is still trying to find enough money to pay bills through the end of the year.

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