Three jobs on the chopping block at San Juan Island public schools

Superintendent Rick Thompson.  - Journal file photo
Superintendent Rick Thompson.
— image credit: Journal file photo

A reduction in its work force will be on the table when the board of directors of San Juan Island School District meets in special session April 18.

District Superintendent Rick Thompson said in a prepared statement released Wednesday that he will seeking approval by the board to eliminate three jobs -- two teaching positions (certificated staff) and one-and-a-half non-faculty positions (classified staff) -- at the April 18 board meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

District employees were notified Wednesday of the pending job losses, Thompson said.

Thompson noted the looming loss of jobs is largely the result of ongoing reductions in state spending on K-12 schools. The pending cuts come as district is prepares its budget for the 2012-2013 school year.


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