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92 Administrators Lose Jobs

School District Making Large-Scale Cuts

‘By JOHN W. SIMMS Special to the Chronicle

More staffing cuts in the Oklahoma City school district were announced Thursday.

Supt. Rob Neu said 92 administrative positions will be eliminated for the school year beginning July 1 to save $5.1 million.

“We are forced to make these difficult decisions as a result of the statewide $1.3 billion revenue failure, and a $30 million reduction to the OKCPS,” Supt. Neu said in a statement.

The 92 position reductions announced Thursday account for 18 percent of the district’s administrative staff; 59 positions are central office administrators, and 33 are school site administrators.

Supt. Neu announced March 23 that 208 teacher positions--or 8 percent of the district’s total--would be cut in 2016-17 to save $8 million.

District spokesman Mark Myers said another $17 million reductions to programs, services and operations would be announced

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