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Jordan School District to cut more than 250 jobs

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The Jordan School District announced budget cuts that will result in the reduction of between 250 to 300 jobs. No teaching positions will be eliminated in the 2010-2011 school year.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The Jordan School District announced budget cuts that will result in the reduction of between 250 to 300 jobs. No teaching positions will be eliminated in the 2010-2011 school year.

District communications director Melinda Colton told ABC 4 News the job cuts will affect non-classroom positions, including several administrative employees.

The job reduction will save the district about $5 million, and the recently passed House Bill 295 which allows for more general state funds will fill another $12 million of the more than $30 million district deficit.

The 2010-2011 budget also includes no class size increase, tax increase or changes in the high school block schedule. Colton said some programs will be cut.

Colton said those job most affected by the cuts include secretaries, janitors, curriculum specialists and perhaps assistant principals.

With the proposed cuts and funding now created by House Bill 295, the board is confident they can make up the remaining 12.5 million in next year's budget.

“Teachers can't really discipline all their students, I think they need to know there's consequences to their actions and that's what the administration takes care of,” said one parent who spoke top ABC 4 News.

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