87 people laid off at Lubbock ISD, more cuts to come - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

87 people laid off at Lubbock ISD, more cuts to come

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock ISD announced Tuesday afternoon that 87 jobs have been cut.  LISD says the 87 jobs are a combination of full-time and part-time positions, which represent $3.5 million of cuts to the budget. The district is still looking to cut another $7 million in the coming fiscal year. 

The district announced last week that cuts were coming but did not specify how many jobs. On Tuesday the district did specify that 32 of the 87 jobs are in special education.  Of those 32, 22 are part time.

LISD said in a written statement, "Among the positions eliminated are instructional specialists that provide teacher training, coordinators and directors of certain programs, business office specialists, clerks, administrative operations support personnel, special education related service personnel, and part-time diagnosticians and speech personnel."

LISD anticipates a loss of $10 million per year or more in state funding as Texas lawmakers struggle with a biennial deficit of up to $27 billion.

According to the written statement, "In Lubbock ISD, we are committed to keep the reduction in force as far as possible from the classroom... however, with 84 percent of our budget in personnel costs, there is no way we can get to a $10 million reduction without impacting staffing."

School consolidations are also possible as a cost cutting measure.

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