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Claremore school district expects to cut more than 20 positions to deal with state funding loss

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 13:52:52-04

CLAREMORE, Okla. – This week the superintendent of Claremore public schools confirmed that the district plans to cut more than 20 positions to cope with the expected loss in state funding.

Superintendent J. Michael McClaren told 2 Works for You that the decision was made during this week’s board of education meeting. McClaren says they expect 25 positions to be cut to deal with the loss that is expected to be near $1.4 million.

Those 25 positions include two central officer members, director of operations and HR director, as well as teachers at every level.

Because of the cuts, McClaren says classroom sizes could increase.

Other cuts could come in the future, McClaren added.