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Iowa City School District to Cut Positions

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa City Community School District plans to eliminate 35 teacher positions and at least one administrator position for the upcoming school year as it looks to cut spending.

Superintendent Stephen Murley tells the Iowa City Press-Citizen that the district intends to reduce staff positions by not filling open spots after teachers and staff retire, and that 47 teachers already have announced plans to do so after this school year. He said additional staff resignations are expected before June.

However, he says, it's still possible the district may need to lay off some teachers to meet budget constraints.

Currently, the district employs about 970 teachers among its 2,000 employees overall.

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