Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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April 26, 2013

Barren County Schools eliminates 63 positions

GLASGOW — Mark Wallace, Barren County Schools assistant superintendent announced that the school district will lose a total of 63 positions for the 2013-14 school year.

The total breaks down to 30 certified positions and 33 classified positions. Wallace said the continued state and federal decreases in funding is the main reason for the cuts.

“Funding has been flat-lined for a number of years and expenses have increased,” he said in a telephone interview on Friday. “There’s been (cuts from the federal) sequester and there is no longer any stimulus funding or EduJob money to help offset the cuts. We looked at other areas of the budget and tried to protect teachers and staff first, but they make up about 80 percent of the budget.”

As a result, Wallace said the 30 certified positions cut primarily consisted of non-tenured, less-experienced teachers.

“The cuts are passed down to us and we hate to lose staff, but we really had no choice,” he said.


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