IPS board votes to cut 300 teaching jobs-WEB ONLY

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The state’s largest school district is cutting 300 teaching jobs in an effort to save about $25 million.

The Indianapolis Public School Board voted last night to also cut 40 non-teaching jobs and move others into lower-paying positions.

The district plans to use federal stimulus money to keep about 200 of the laid-off teachers as fill-ins or substitutes.

The district closed eight schools last year and will close six more this year due to dwindling enrollment. IPS has about 34,000 students and 2,400 teachers at 80 schools.

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