School system mulling job cuts
MERIDIAN — The threat of job cuts looms in the Meridian School District.
Interim superintendent Terry Larabee says as many as 20 positions could be eliminated. Larabee told the Meridian Star few teacher and administrator positions are at risk. He said the cuts would come from other positions, including teachers’ assistants, clerical and custodial.
Chief fiscal officer Linda Hill said about 49 percent of the district’s funding comes from the state. The rest is from local taxes and federal money. The state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is expected to cut the district’s funding by about 10 percent.
Districts across the state have announced job cuts to help balance the books for the upcoming school year.
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