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Thursday May 7th, 2015 2:49AM

Jackson Schools to lay off teachers

By Marc Eggers Anchor / Reporter
JEFFERSON - The Jackson County School Board has announced plans to reduce staff and faculty positions in the 2014-2015 school year.

In a release received from Superintendent of Schools Dr. April Howard, the lay offs are the result of funding decreases and significant increases in employer paid health benefits and retirement costs.

Meeting current payrolls and maintaining a full calendar year, the release said, would lead to a projected deficit of $4.6 million in the coming school year.

Below are the affected positions as listed in the release:

The following programs will be eliminated in their entirety, including all associated positions within the program:

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