Roanoke schools announce plan to cut 11 teaching jobsAll you people who want to preserve the area as it is so that future generations can partake of the wondrous natural beauty of the Roanoke Valley need to understand that, in the end, there is no such thing as preservation. There is progress or there is decline.
Officials said the cuts are necessary to balance the school system's $144 million 2008 budget.
By David Harrison, The Roanoke Times
The Roanoke school system will cut 11 unfilled teaching positions and lay off three support staffers under a budget plan approved Tuesday evening.
The cuts are necessary to balance the school system's $144 million 2008 budget, school officials told the school board.
"In my five years on this board, this is the worst year for new money that I can recall," said board member Will Lindsey, who is leaving the board in June. (link)
You need to decide which way you want your community to go.