Albuquerque schools won’t cut current teaching positions

Albuquerque Public Schools.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Albuquerque Public School officials say teachers will not be laid off despite a proposal to save money by hiring fewer teachers.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that APS officials say they’re trying to cover a projected $9.5 million shortfall in state funding. They expect to save $3.3 million by hiring fewer teachers in response to declining enrollment, but say they won’t remove any current teachers.

Some schools might lose vice principals and other support staff who are hired based on formulas tied to enrollment, saving $1.2 million.

APS Executive Director of Budget and Strategic Planning Debora Warren says enrollment may continue to decline this summer and administrators have to plan staffing levels now. She says the district will be more conservative than usual in estimating how many teachers are needed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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