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School system lays off 41 workers

January 23, 2004

Sylvester- The workers, mostly para-professionals, were notified Thursday afternoon that their jobs would end Friday.

It's because of state budget cuts. Just last year, the Worth County school system cut 39 jobs.

"You can only cut so many pencils and paper and those kinds of things, and we've cut most of that out other than the essential kinds of things. If you're going to have reductions it's going to have be in the area of personnel because most of our budget, about 80% of it, is personnel," says Superintendent Dr. Gary Russell.

The state is proposing more cuts that will save a total of nearly $930,000 this year and $1.3 million more next year.

Posted at 5:30 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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