Cahokia School District considers eliminating 70 teaching positi -

Cahokia School District considers eliminating 70 teaching positions

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CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOV) -- The Cahokia School District says it might eliminate 70 teaching positions in an effort to save money.

After school board members met in a closed session Monday night, the district determined it could save nearly $1 million dollars if it laid off 70 teachers.

Most of the instructors who may lose their job have been employed with the district for a few years or less.

Like other school districts, Cahokia is not generating enough tax revenue, and the state of Illinois owes $2.5 million to the district.

A previous News 4 investigation revealed that Cahokia spent more money on one school board trip than other districts spend in an entire year.

Cahokia Schools Superintendent Pamela Manning says the district will make a decision on the layoffs next Monday, March 21, 2011.

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