Metro-East school districts cut more jobs -

Metro-East school districts cut more jobs

(KMOV) -- Five more school districts in the area are working on budget cuts and laying off more teachers.

The Bethalto Community School District voted on Monday night for massive layoffs. The district said it needs to make up a $2.4 million shortfall, and the only way is with massive cuts - 54 non-tenured teachers will be let go.

The Jerseyville School Disctrict voted tonight to layoff another 13 teacher's aides. That's in addition to the six teachers and seven teacher's aides jobs that have already been cut. School district Board President Greg Brown said the additional cuts were necessary because of the state's dire budget forecast.

The Highland school board cut 21 teaching jobs and 19 support staff jobs.

According to the Alton Telegraph, Edwardsville is dropping 60 employees, including 25 probationary teachers.

Dupo is working on budget cuts as well. That board will vote on the proposal Tuesday night.


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