Cuts spelled out in Portland (Ore.) district

June 24, 2010
178 teaching positions would be eliminated

From The Portland Oregonian: Elementary and middle schools in the Portland (Ore.) district would lose their entire physical education program and the high schools would lose 10 percent of their faculty under Superintendent Carole Smith's plan to deal with a $19 million cut in state funding for next school year. Smith recommends cutting the equivalent of 178 teachers – 66 from elementary and middle schools, primarily from physical education; 60 from high schools; 38 from special education; and 14 from English as a second language. She also proposes cutting 25 positions from the district's central office.

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