(Undated) The Francis Howell School Board has voted to reduce staff by about 80 employees next school year.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, about half of the cuts will be teachers.
The staffing cuts are expected to save about $4.2 million as the district deals with a $22 million budget shortfall.
Most of the job reductions are expected to occur by attrition as employees retire or leave for other jobs. Officials say current employees in art, music and physical education won’t be affected.
The board is considering asking voters to approve a tax levy increase this year.