Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rapides schools to feel the axe

Rapides Parish is joining the list of school districts that will lay off teachers and cut educational programs because of the budget crisis, according to this article by Alexandria Town Talk reporter Warren Hayes.

Included in the cuts are are 27 teachers with temporary certifications, alternative education and special education programs, paraprofessionals and extracurricular activities.

Also on the block are elementary school guidance counselors. Their loss could jeopardize the system's SACS accreditation.

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