In its ongoing effort to close an estimated , Pasco County schools announced a number of layoffs today.
A total of 470 positions were identified, cutting across all levels of the school district. The district released an official list of positions just before 5 p.m. today, but did not identify which schools were affected in the first round of layoffs. The district has said it needs to eliminate a and that other announcements will likely come soon.
On the district level, positions cut include the supervisor of volunteer programs, the director of maintenance, the district custodian, the supervisor of curriculum and instructional services and two district school psychologists.
On the school level, a large number of positions were eliminated. Some of the positions include, 10 physical education teachers, 28 media specialist assistants, six intensive reading teachers, 15 language arts instructors, 16 math teachers and 10 guidance counselors.
For a full listing of positions cut, view the PDF included with this article.
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