April 29, 2011 Leave a comment
The Spokane School District expects to cut “at least 150 positions” including “about 90” full time teaching positions:
School officials said they feel the district is in a financial emergency situation because, in addition to $54 million in cuts in recent years, $8 million in federal stimulus money will drop off in 2011-’12 and the district took a midyear cut of $4 million.
This is a reflection of the local economic situation although this is very much a lagging indicator that says more about where we were than where we are right now.
Update: Latest word is that all the layoffs probably won’t happen. Par for the course, business as usual.