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Pittsburgh Public Schools To Cut Administration Jobs

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Public Schools District is scheduled to see some deep cuts.

It means the loss of millions of dollars in funding and the loss of a lot of jobs.

Steep cuts are coming for the administration staff at the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

It’s all because of the tens of millions in cuts to state funding.

Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane says people who work for the school board, provide services for parents and write reports to the Department of Education are all on the chopping block.

“It’s going to be difficult,” Dr. Lane said. “I don’t kid myself that we’ll be able to walk this road without difficulty.”

The school district is already running a nearly $17 million deficit. Now they’ve lost about $34 million in state funding.

But this is just the beginning. The district may ultimately have to cut up to $100 million from its more than $500 million budget.

“We’re seeking to close our gap through reducing our expenditures,” she said.

Dr. Lane hints that the next round of cuts may come in the classrooms.

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