Eight teachers are officially out of work after the Perkins school board on Wednesday unanimously approved $12 million in cuts for the next four years.
The board had been mulling the decision for more than a month. It has eliminated 18 teaching jobs, although nine were cut by leaving retirees' positions vacant and one was eliminated by reducing two jobs to part-time.
The list of cuts will keep growing, also affecting non-teaching employees such as aides and secretaries. The final number of those impacted won't be finalized until summer, superintendent Jim Gunner said. The district must first determine how many special education students will require one-on-one aides next year.
For the full story on the board's decision, pick up Thursday's Register or subscribe to the ePaper here. Also, a full list of the cuts is available in the PDF below.