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AISD Adds to Job Cuts

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Another 92 positions will be eliminated to recover the school district's 2011-12 financial shortfall.

The Austin Independent School District has proposed cutting an additional 92 jobs, bringing to 1,104 the number of jobs that could be cut to close an expected budget shortfall.  AISD is bracing for a budget gap that could range from $94 million to $113 million.

"It’s hard to say exactly what the shortfall is, but when you have such a large percentage of your operation’s cost being paying for people, you’re not left with a lot of choices,” Trustee Robert Schneider told KUT News.

The school board will officially declare the district’s fiscal crisis on Monday and vote on the final recommendation for job cuts.

Schneider also said the board is looking at declaring a "financial exigency" at next week's meeting.

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