Avon cuts 36 employees

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The Avon school board voted unanimously during a special meeting Monday to eliminate 36 full-time teachers and staff members. Cuts approved by the board total almost $4 million, including $400,000 by reducing custodial, maintenance and transportation staffers. The district also will close an outdoor learning center and trim board and administrator insurance benefits. Parents at the meeting expressed anger over a $30,000 performance-based bonus given to Avon Superintendent Tim Ogle, who gave $10,000 of his $155,000 salary back in light of the cuts.

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