St. Louis to close 6 schools, eliminate 490 jobs - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

St. Louis to close 6 schools, eliminate 490 jobs

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis school district plans to shut down six schools and eliminate nearly 500 jobs to reduce a $58 million budget deficit.

Superintendent Kelvin Adams announced the proposed cuts Thursday night at a meeting of the Special Administrative Board. The three-member panel has overseen city schools since a 2007 state takeover and must still approve the plan.

Adams' plan would affect 226 teachers, 130 office workers, 54 administrators and central office workers and 80 substitute teachers. Adams said he hopes to avoid layoffs through early retirement and attrition.

The schools slated for closing include one high school, one middle school, two alternative education schools, an after-school program and a special education site.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Clay County SO, ASP investigate woman's death

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-15 03:21:34 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 7:41 AM EST2017-12-15 12:41:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities found the body of Vanessa Fraine in October in a mobile home on Clay County Road 250 near Knobel.

    Authorities found the body of Vanessa Fraine in October in a mobile home on Clay County Road 250 near Knobel.

  • A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

    A Better Region 8: New twist on 'Shop with a Cop'

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-12-15 00:55:59 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 7:30 AM EST2017-12-15 12:30:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

    It's something that most of us have experienced. You pass a law enforcement officer sitting in their car. They pull out, turn on their blue lights and pull you over. It's almost never good news when that happens right?

  • People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

    People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:21 AM EST2017-12-15 10:21:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

    Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.  

Powered by Frankly