Interim IPS chief says staff cuts possible

March 8, 2013

The interim superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools is taking steps to shore up the struggling district, but says she faces a "complex job" that won't bring miracles during her tenure.

Peggy Hinckley told WTHR-TV that the district could lose some staff, including teachers, because thousands of students have left the district in recent years.

IPS faces a $30 million deficit in its general fund and a $10 million transportation fund shortfall.

Hinckley says she has revised a proposal for full-day preschool to cut nearly $1 million in transportation costs as part of a district-wide reorganization that is under way.

Hinckley, a former superintendent in Indianapolis' Warren Township schools, will lead the IPS district while the school board seeks a permanent replacement for Eugene White, who announced his retirement in January.


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