School district announces 76 more layoffs

Philadelphia School District William R. Hite Jr.
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. Rikard Larma/METRO

The first round slashed 3,783. The second round cut 76 more.

The School District of Philadelphia announced the additional layoffs Friday. Sixty-three worked at the district headquarters on North Broad Street. Thirteen cut from early childhood education programs in regional administrative offices.

Overall, 137 positions will be eliminated, which includes 61 vacant positions.

The district, which suffers from a $304 million budget deficit, expects the new cuts to save $23 million.

Overall, 137 positions are being eliminated, which includes vacant positions. For the 2014 fiscal year, the central administration budget will comprise 2.3 percent of the District’s.

“In total, the school-based, regional and central administrative office reductions represent 19.9 percent of the current 19,530-member workforce,” according to a news release. “Overall, the school district has seen a 34.3 percent reduction in staff since 2011, including a 44.6 percent reduction from central administration.”


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