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Limestone County Board of Education terminates 44 staff members

Of the 44 staff members terminated, 34 were let go due to budget cuts.

Posted: May 24, 2018 10:21 AM
Updated: May 25, 2018 7:59 AM

Limestone County School's Director of Human Resources Tommy Hunter told WAAY 31 the 34 budget-related staffing cuts will save the board $1.7 million dollars.

Half of the 34 budget-related staffing cuts were classroom teachers.

The teachers who were fired taught a variety of subjects, and the support staff who were let go included custodians, lunch room workers, and instructional assistants.

Sisk said the money the board saves with these staffing cuts will go into the board's one month fund.

Right now, the fund is short over half of what's needed to pay the entire staff for a month if state or federal funding comes in late.

We asked Sisk how these staffing cuts were going to impact students and teachers in the classroom.

"Instead of having 22 in a class they may have 24 or 25. There will be a bit of an increase. It's not going to be dramatic. We're not going to have 30 in a class," Sisk said.

Sisk also said the board is expecting Limestone County to grow and they are open to hiring staff back if the time comes.

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