Federal funds to Oak Ridge Schools could be cut five percent starting July 1 under the so-called sequester, and thatâ€™s led to staff reductions in the special education program.
Four positions would be cut at Oak Ridge High School and three elementary schoolsâ€”Glenwood, Linden, and Willow Brookâ€”under a budget approved by school board members on second and final reading Thursday. Two of the reductions would result in job losses. One is a teaching assistant position at Linden, and the other is a teaching assistant job at Oak Ridge High School.
Parents with children in the program have said they are concerned about how the students might struggle if they donâ€™t continue to get the one-on-one help they need. [Read more…]