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NC’s largest school system may expand job cuts

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s largest school system may have to cut more jobs than previously expected because of a worsening financial situation.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board has been told that more than 1,200 jobs may have to be cut. Some board members also said at Thursday night’s meeting that pay cuts may be needed.

School superintendent Peter Gorman told the board that the system faces a shortage of $85 million to $100 million.

Gorman has avoided layoffs by cutting out frozen or vacant positions, but now faces the need to cut employees’ jobs.

Gorman had told the board two weeks ago the system might have to cut 700 jobs, including 350 teachers.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina’s largest school system may have to cut more jobs than previously expected because of a worsening financial situation.

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