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Plum school directors mull teacher cuts to eliminate deficit

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9:33 p.m.
 

Plum School Board's education committee on Tuesday recommended cutting 21 teaching positions to eliminate a projected deficit of nearly $1 million in the 2013-14 budget.

The committee recommended cutting 14 positions at the high school, six at the junior high and one in the elementary school. The cuts would eliminate the following programs: ROTC, television production, family consumer science and business education at the high school; and computer instruction and French and Spanish at the junior high. Technology education at both schools would be eliminated.

Plum Borough Education Association President Martha Freese opposes the proposed cuts, which would also eliminate one librarian and one high school guidance counselor.

The board will meet May 22 to consider advertising the preliminary budget.

Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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