Assumption residents react to job cuts

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Posted: Apr 8, 2010 5:54 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Apr 8, 2010 6:09 PM

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Topics: school, board, cuts, teachers, Assumption

Assumption Parish residents don't see the sense in putting savings before schooling.

That reaction came after the parish school board officially voted Wednesday night to put almost a 100 jobs on the chopping block.

The effort is in an attempt to close the gap on a $5 million budget shortage.

But people say reality is now setting in.

Napoleonville resident Wendy Anastosio said, "I think the school board don't need to be letting any teachers go because we don't have enough teachers as it is to teach all the students in Assumption Parish."

Many of the teachers work on a year-to-year basis and just won't be retired. However, the board says those teachers could be put back in the classrooms next school year if money is found to make that happen.

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