BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The board of a southwestern Illinois high school says it plans to save $1.2 million by cutting the jobs of 15 teachers and 22 aides.
The cuts came in a unanimous vote Monday night as the Belleville Township High School District 201 is trying to pare a deficit and grapple with the $2 million it still is owed by the state.
The district has about 490 employees and 5,000 students at its two high schools.
Superintendent Scott Spurgeon says student scheduling requests used to determine which classes are needed for the coming school year were considered when deciding the cuts.
The district last year voted to lay off 20 teachers, but 18 of those were reinstated before the school year began.
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