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Salem-Keizer To Cut 400 Positions

(Salem, OR)  --  The Salem-Keizer School District plans to cut 400 positions to balance its budget for next year.  The cuts total 40-million-dollars which is on top of the 31-million-dollars the district already planned to cut.  Two-hundred-31 teachers will be eliminated across all grade levels, 114 instructional assistants, health assistants and graduation coaches will be cut along with eight administrators.  School District Superintendent Andrea Castañeda blamed the shortfall on underfunding by the state.

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