Teaching Positions On Chopping Block

Monday, March 14, 2011 – Steve Fermier and Baltimore Sun
The new budget in Baltimore County schools calls for cuts that will almost certainly mean bigger classes and could mean the elimination of as much as 10 percent of the teachers in middle and high schools.

At Dulaney High more than 10 percent of the teaching positions are to go.

While The Sun is reporting that nearly 200 teaching positions will come under the budget ax through attrition there are no reductions for administrators or support staff.

Teaching job cuts are expected to save about $12 million.

The spending plan actually has some increases, such as more than $6 million for technology and that includes nearly $2 milllion for Wifi in some schools. 

 The 1.3 billion dollar budget needs approval by the county council.


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