490 In St. Louis School District May Lose Jobs - KMOV.com

490 In St. Louis School District May Lose Jobs

Close to 500 people employed by the St. Louis School District may lose their jobs.  This evening the district’s superintendent recommended the school board approve a list of changes to save $ 57.5 million dollars.  The largest cut to the budget could come from staffing reductions.  Superintendent Kelvin Adams recommended the district save close to $ 44 million dollars by cutting 490 positions.

 

Here is the breakdown of possible staff cuts:

 

226 Teachers

80 Substitute Teachers

130 Support Staff

24 Administrators

30 Central Staff members

 

Superintendent Adams also recommended that the board close 6 schools. 

 

Those schools are:

 

Gallaudet Hearing Impaired- Special Education Site

Bunche International Studies Middle School- Middle School Site

Cleveland NJROTC @ Pruitt High School Site

Alternative Education South @ Lyon-Alternative Education Site

Fresh Start Academy @ Turner- Alternative Education Site

Ford Branch-After School Program Site

 

The School Board is expected to vote on the proposed reductions in its April 29th meeting.

 

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