Pittsburgh Public Schools To Cut Administration Jobs

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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  • B

    Lets keep pumping millions into Welfare and Food Stamps so we can continue to pay for low lifes to sit around and do nothing. Then, let’s take educated and hardworking people and lay them off….you know, because the smart thing to do for the future is to take money away from education.

    • Michelle

      This has nothing to do with welfare. Maybe if corporations and the wealthy paid their taxes our children could have a decent education. Who knows, stop subsidizing farmers, oil companies and paying obscene salaries to elected officials and maybe we could afford to give our population college educations! How about that? Put an end to these horrific and expensive wars and we could throw in an infrastructure overhaul. All doable reasonable things we could do that would reduce the NEED for welfare.

      • Zoeyzotron

        MICHELLE – The “weathy” as you call them pay more taxes in a year than you probably do in a decade. I have to ask, what is a fair rate for the “wealthy” to pay? 60% 70%…. What happens when the “wealth get fed up and just decide to retire…. then who pay for all you intitlements??? WAKE UP!

      • B

        All of the things you listed are very true, I just wanted to hit on the one that bugs me the most. Welfare is a piece of the puzzle and it does have something to do with it because the state budget includes welfare and there haven’t been cuts in that. In my line of work I deal with dozens of people a day that are sucking our welfare system dry and feel that it’s their right to get money handed to them from the government. Just saying…it DOES have something to do with it….

  • Corbo Dikko

    Enjoy your republican governor !!! When is he going to get rid of the polititians free cars like he promised ?….Yeah,right,the fat little turd

    • Zoeyzotron

      I will!

      Also, how much longer until all you X-union steelworkers move away. Try New york or California, they love democrats there and look how well both states are doing financially (bankrupt)….. By the way, steel leaving the U.S. was your fault…..

  • Mark Brently

    Hold it right there! The can be no cuts now that we need 75 backpack checkers to keep heroin out of the elementary schools

  • Ouch

    Yeah right Michelle, have corporations and the “wealthy” pay more. That’s all you people know. Keep taking from the perceived rich. “Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more.” I agree with the rest of what you said but, this idea to keep taxing corporations etc is BS.
    Corbo, what would you prefer Corbett to do? Keep spending like a drunken sailor, like your liberal wacky ex governor? What don’t you understand about being 4 billion in the red? There isn’t money there to pay for all the foolishness you are used to. This whole situation sucks but it’s reality. This is going on in many other states not just here. Everybody has a chance for a free education, get it and use it to pull yourself up and quit expecting someone else to hand you freebies.

    • Corbo Dikko

      Typical republican lies….They spout this “Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” B.S. while shipping our jobs overseas……..What are we supposed to do ?…Work 3 shifts at McDonald’s ???…Turn off Faux news….Most of the uber rich aren’t self made,they just fell out of the right crotch

    • Zoeyzotron

      WELL SAID, ouch!

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  • Matthew

    Actually, what they need to do is create a license plate where the proceeds go to the school.

  • Wendi

    Only a little more than half actually graduate and a fraction of them go on to a college degree which is now required to get any decent job w/a decent paycheck. Most of the kids American public schools turn out WILL BE recipients of public assistance of some kind. A large portion of SNAP recipients are people who lost their jobs due to the party in charge for 8 yrs prior to now. This is the trickle down effect, but in the wrong direction. ANY cuts to education, federal or state is cutting the throat of this country’s future. Shame on all of us!

  • Deb

    What a crime it is what Corbett is doing. Hope he enjoys his rich lifestyle while the kids suffer. Yes, it is a tough economy and there has to be better ways to cut programs that are not needed. It breaks my heart to know there are children out there that will not be able to get the help they need.

    • Ryan

      Yeah, because Rendell really improved our schools while HE was in office.

  • M

    When someone does not work in education, Governor Corbett’s tax cuts look sensible on paper. Many say that our state is operating in a deficit and that schools need to be willing to give a little to help the greater good. School districts are doing their part and are cutting costs and developing creative money saving solutions to attempt to keep teachers in the classroom. Unfortunately, schools can only cut so much before the cuts become detrimental to providing a quality education program. The general public does not understand that Corbett’s budget cuts funding for programs that make a difference in a child’s life. When a parent who is illiterate tells the teacher that they can’t help their child who is a struggling student with their first grade reading homework assignment because they can’t read, we have to ask ourselves – who is going to help that child? Funding for the after school tutoring program was cut and class sizes have increased because schools have been forced to lay off teachers. The reality for that child is that they do not have help at home and they are now sitting in a class with 30 other children with one teacher who can only do so much. That child is frustrated and may possibly give up on reading in the first grade. Eventually that child is going to grow up and we are going to unrealistically rely on him/her to be a productive citizen. We, as a society, need to remember that schools are very important to communities. We can not treat them as a business because they are much more! There have to be other ways to save money without education taking such a big hit.

  • Zoeyzotron

    HEY PUBLIC WORKERS IN PA —– WELCOME TO THE DAMN RECESSION. The rest of us have been in it for 2 years.

    Don’t be so selfish…. 15 million Private sector working American have lost their jobs and we are NOT on the TAXPAYER PAYROLL

  • Zoeyzotron

    Its funny to me that for the first time in 30 years schools are being held to some financial standards and the people working in them actually think they are being singled out.

    that alone should clearly illistrate how out of touch public education is. You obviously have no idea what fiscal responsibility is. Well, the open checkbook (TAXPAYERS $) is finally being monitored. thank goodness!

    Trust me, schools have plenty of fat that can be slashed with no impact to education.

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