DC Area School Systems Squeezed by Economy
Area school systems are pondering various consequences of dealing with the worst economic recession in a generation.
Students will see bigger classes; teaching and staff jobs will be lost; pay will stagnate; and some facilities will close.
Thursday night, Superintendent Jack D. Dale's $2.2 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins in July received unanimous approval. Employee salaries were frozen and the average class size was increased by half a student — some of the moves that cut annual...
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