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Catoosa Public Schools Cuts: Seven Jobs Eliminated, Two Downsized

Posted at 10:22 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 23:22:24-05

CATOOSA, Okla. — Catoosa Public Schools are making cuts to balance next year's budget. Seven school district employees will not have a job, as of July.

It was made official Monday night when the school board made the decision.

C.P.S. Superintendent, Alicia O’Donnell, says the cuts are due to a drop in state funding and enrollment.

"We looked at the different ways that we spend money other than personnel. There's a few thousand dollars we could cut, but it's not going to come close to the $625,000 that we're looking at for next year."

O’Donnell says the shortfall is partially due to a decrease in state funding and a declining enrollment.

The plan now is to reduce two clerical positions to 11-month jobs, slash four more clerical positions, get rid of one central office administrator, and two assistant administrative positions.

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