Teacher layoffs

Seven Centreville Public Schools teachers will be issued layoff notices, following action taken Monday by the district’s board of education.

After nearly three hours and comments from about three dozen people, the seven-member board cut high school health, agriculture education and junior high language arts positions, and at the elementary level, art, first and second grades, and two fourth-grade positions.

Superintendent Rob Kuhlman provided a financial picture of the district’s fund balance and budget, and said a 61-student loss in enrollment this year compared to last year contributed to the cutbacks.

Board members said the action had to be taken in order to help the district offset its reduction in funding from the state. Kuhlman encouraged the crowd to take up the issue with their elected state officials.

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