When I started that site back in January, I had no idea I’d be blogging about impactful layoffs right in Marietta, GA.
Today via the News outlet WSB Radio, we’ve gotten word that there will be reductions in state and local funding which are forcing the Marietta School Board to eliminate 58 full-time positions, including 38 teachers in the city school system.
The Marietta School board voted 5-2 Tuesday night to approve the job cuts, which will also reduce the number of certified part-time positions, such as paraprofessionals. Fewer teachers will mean a slight increase in class size.
The personnel moves and other changes to next year’s budget will save the district $3.2 million dollars. The teachers who will lose their jobs will be notified before contracts for the 2009-2010 school year are sent out in April.
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