Beaverton schools consider eliminating 344 positions

Beaverton schools consider eliminating 344 positions
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The Beaverton School District is considering cutting 344 positions in an effort to balance their budget.

The district needs to cut about $37 million from its budget for the next school year.

Positions on the chopping block include librarians, assistant principals and high school campus safety monitors.

Also, student to teacher ratios would increase for all grade levels and some sports programs like golf and water polo would no longer receive district funding.

The district's budget committee will meet for a final vote next month.