The Dawson County Board of Education voted Monday night to trim staff in the wake of ongoing budget challenges for the 2012-13 school year.
Four classified staff positions were cut. The move comes in addition to one previously approved cut and more than 12 positions that will be eliminated as staff members retire at the end of the school year.
One administrator’s position at Hightower Academy will also be absorbed as the employee retires. The administrator is “remaining as a full-time teacher,” according to the school’s online meeting agenda.
“We value our employees very much, and it is very regrettable that our current budget situation has led to such major reductions in staffing,” said Superintendent Keith Porter.