The Cedar Rapids School District has decided to cut 13 high school and 10 elementary school teaching positions, as it looks to trim $2.3 million from the upcoming budget. By eliminating the positions, the district will save around $1.7 million.

The district will be cutting elementary school Spanish classes. All 10 teachers in the program will be affected. Those teachers will be put on the district surplus list and considered for any possible openings.

Thirteen high school teachers will also find themselves on that list. Washington, Kennedy, and Jefferson will each cut four positions while Metro will cut one job. The high school teachers will be notified next week if their positions are affected by the cuts.

Superintendent Brad Buck said that he doesn't believe any further cuts will be needed this year.


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