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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/ 3/2010

MoCo schools to lay off 2 dozen

By Washington Post Editors

About two dozen staff, almost all of them teachers, will be laid off from Montgomery County public schools, school officials said Thursday.

A total of more than 400 staff positions are being eliminated under cuts that have been expanded because of the final funding figures that the Montgomery County Council approved last month. Those don't all translate into layoffs because of retirements, reassignments and other attrition.

The newest cuts were unveiled Thursday. They include eliminating 30 percent of the textbook budget, six fewer maintenance staff and no after-school buses for elementary school activities, said Larry Bowers, chief operating officer for the Montgomery schools.

The budget is being cut by $97 million for fiscal 2011, to $2.1 billion.

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By Washington Post Editors  | June 3, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  layoffs, montgomery county schools  
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MCPS could save more money by laying off unnecessary "administrative" positions in the Bd. of Ed. building in Rockville, thus sparing teachers' positions, which will result in an increase in class size in the affected schools.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | June 3, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

how about ridding the schools of illegal immigrants? that would free up plenty of money for these teachers and a host of supplies

Posted by: jackson641 | June 3, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

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