Jeffco Public Schools officials and members of the School Board announced Friday a two-year program of budget cuts they say will spare classrooms and save teaching jobs for 2012-13, but not in 2013-14.
After a weekend summit among school administrators, staff and representatives of the school employees' association and the Jeffco Education Association, the announcement follows months of meetings and public forums designed to prioritize the cuts.
Jeffco Board of Education President Lesley Dahlkemper broke the cuts out into two one-year plans. She described the recommendations as tentative plans and solutions to the budget crisis.
The reductions amount to nearly $20 million in the first year and close to $44 million in the second.
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