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I work in a small rural school district- we have one elementary, one middle, and one high school. My position was cut, along with six other teachers at the elementary school, and a few at the high school. This was before the 9% cuts. Our union just decided to cut 12 days from next year's calendar, and that still leaves a gap of around $150,000. We don't have reserves to cover it. The scariest part about this is that many, if not most, of the families that live in this area are currently in crisis. The individual attention these students were recieving will be drastically reduced. Children are extremely resillient, but I can't help but think that this only reinforces the vicious cycle of poverty that we are working so hard to end.
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