PHOENIX (AP) – The Paradise Valley Unified School District is eliminating nearly 60 elementary teaching positions before classes begin in August in a bid to save $2.8 million.
The district that serves northeast Phoenix and north Scottsdale hopes all positions will be eliminated through attrition, not through layoffs.
Karen Gasket, the district’s assistant superintendent of human resources, says most teachers who saw their positions eliminated already have been reassigned but not all of them.
Because of the elimination of positions, the teacher-student ratio for elementary classes will vary by subject and grade level and be based on need.
Gasket says elementary-class sizes will range from 20 to 35 students.
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