TITLE

Teacher Layoffs Multiply With Oklahoma Spending Cuts

AUTHOR(S)
Williamson, Richard
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;5/19/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31638, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports findings of a survey by Oklahoma's Department of Education according to which school districts plans to eliminate 2,087 teaching positions. Those cuts come on top of more than 3,000 positions already eliminated, bringing the total number of lost jobs to 5,205. Because 90% of school budgets are for teachers and staff, that is where the cuts had to come when funding fell, officials said. The Duncan School District has lost $1 million in state funding and lost 14 teachers, and the school board may be forced to spend $14,000 on a state audit demanded by a citizen watchdog group that suspects spending irregularities.
ACCESSION #
9880739

 

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