On Monday, the Hickman Mills C-1 School Board approved eliminating 47 teaching positions. School officials said the number of teaching positions cut could be less, depending on retirement and other factors.
Cuts also included four central office and four building administrator positions.
Board members met with employee union representatives March 19 to hear their concerns. Following that meeting, the board decided against eliminating recess aides, removed four media specialist positions from the chopping block and decided to reduce the Parents as Teachers budget by just $35,000, down from the originally proposed $100,000. The cuts also included the elimination of one security officer and the elimination of intramural/extra duty positions.
The vote to approve the cuts was 5-0, with George Flesher and Darrell Curls not present.