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Paramount : 10 Jobs May Be Cut to Trim $2.5 Million From Budget

March 21, 1991

In an effort to cut $2.5 million from next year's budget, the Paramount Unified School District has notified 10 employees that their jobs may be eliminated.

Four nurses, five child development teachers and the child development administrator have been sent notices that they will not be hired for the 1991-92 school year unless the district receives additional state funding.

Supt. Richard B. Caldwell said the district intends to achieve most of the $2.5 million in cuts by not filling vacancies and not replacing employees who retire or resign. He said the cuts are necessary due to cutbacks in state funding.

The cuts will force the district to close two child development care centers for 180 preschool students, Caldwell said.

"The last thing in the world we want to do is cut employees," Caldwell said. "But when there's no money, there's no money."

John Burritt, executive director of the Teachers Assn. of Paramount, said the union expects to hold hearings with the district in an attempt to save the jobs.

The district must give the employees a final notice by May 15 if they are not to be rehired.

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