published Thursday, June 16th, 2011

New school superintendent plans $1 million in cuts

Interim Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith said he plans to cut $1 million in jobs from the school system’s central office.

Most of the cuts will be through attrition, people retiring and leaving their posts vacant, said Smith, who hopes to be elected into the Board of Education’s top post permanently.

“We are working really hard to balance the budget,” he said.

The school system has been struggling with a $14.4 million deficit.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Joan Garrett McClane...

Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming a general assignment writer for the paper, she wrote about business, higher education and the court systems. She grew up the oldest of five sisters near Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with a master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from the University of Alabama. Before landing her first full-time job as a reporter at the Times Free Press, ...

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