On April 23, the Monroe School Board approved sending layoff notices to teachers who occupy the equivalent of 15.75 positions. The district expects to have about $928,000 less in revenue for the next school year due to declining enrollment and loss of state funding.
The district is discussing other potential cuts, representing about $1 million. The board plans to talk more first.
"Hopefully, we can restore some of these positions that were reduced," spokeswoman Rosemary O'Neil said.
The layoffs or reductions mean $853,500 for the district in savings.
The board expects by August to approve the budget for the 2012-13 school year.
The majority of the job cuts, which are the equivalent of 12.3 positions, come from the Washington Virtual Academy, a statewide program that offers high school courses via the Internet for students enrolled in the Monroe school district.
The rest are a school psychologist, a middle school physical education teacher, an elementary school teacher and an administrator for the alternative program, Summit.
The district projects 7,125 students for the next school year. This is a decrease of 191 students; 100 of those from the Virtual Academy.
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