July 24, 2016

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Cleveland schools cut about 900 jobs this month

CLEVELAND — Cleveland school officials have taken the final step toward cutting roughly 900 jobs this month as the district works to balance its budget and respond to declining enrollment.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer newspaper reported the school board voted Tuesday to eliminate 88 non-teaching positions, including administrative assistants and security officers. About 30 other jobs were cut by district administrators.

Earlier this month, the board voted to lay off more than 640 teachers and around 130 aides and other employees in jobs related to teaching.