Central Ga. school system to cut 53 positions

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- One of Georgia's largest school systems will cut more than 50 positions because grant funding for the jobs has run out.

Bibb County school system officials say the cuts won't automatically mean the employees will be laid off. Officials say they will work with the employees to find other positions in the school district.

Contracts for impacted employees, who found out about the cuts Thursday, expire June 30.

The Telegraph reports that the jobs account for about $4.23 million in annual salary and benefit costs. They are funded with grant money that won't be available in the 2013-14 school year.

Of the jobs that will be cut, 22 of those were funded through three-year school improvement grants aimed at improving student performance at low-achieving high schools.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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