Milwaukee budget plan calls for eliminating nearly 1,000 jobs

May 6, 2011
2012 spending would be reduced by 13.5%

From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Nearly 1,000 full-time staff positions in the Milwaukee Public Schools - mostly teaching and teacher coach jobs - would be eliminated under a 2012 budget proposal. Superintendent Gregory Thornton's proposal is 13.5 percent smaller than the previous budget. The spending plan also calls for eliminating transportation for the district's youngest bus riders, reducing summer-school options, increasing elementary school class sizes, raising school lunch prices slightly, deferring building maintenance, and delaying adoption of new textbooks and educational materials.

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