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Major budget savings will come at teachers' expense

A major chunk of the $870,000 the Kootenay Columbia School Board needs to save this budget will come at the expense of teachers.

Teachers Union President Andy Davidoff says the equivalent of 4.5 teacher positions are going.

He does not blame the School Board – saying desperate under-funding by government and endless downloading of costs has made things impossible.

Enrolment is down over a hundred students but he says the fact that it is now “stable” hurt them financially.

Davidoff describes the teacher lay-off as an “amputation.”

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