Dysart School District to eliminate 143 teacher positions

More than 140 teachers in the west valley were told they would be out of a job at the end of the school year. 1/21/15
143 teachers have been told they will lose their jobs at the end of the school year and 44 of them teach kindergarten.

In November, voters rejected an override that would have allowed the Dysart Unified School District to spend beyond their budget, meaning the district has to make $6 million in cuts.

"We're going to have to eliminate teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade.. every grade is impacted, every school is impacted in terms of cuts.. part of the cuts included all-day kindergarten, so we will offer half-day kindergarten next year," said Jim Dean,  Assistant Superintendent for Support Services.

The district says there will also be cuts to art and music classes.  Class sizes will have to be increased for all grades.

Online: Dysart District Budget and Financial Reports



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