EPISD Massive Job Cuts
POSTED: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 1:43pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 6:08pm
EL PASO - The El Paso Independent School District could cut up to 1,000 jobs.
The 82nd Legislative Session will determine the district's funding.
State lawmakers are faced with a deficit estimated at $25 billion.
The Chief Financial Officer of EPISD Kenneth Parker said the district has cut $42 million in the last five years.
Parker said the district had prepared for a $25 million cut, but the cut may reach up to $61 million.
This could cause the district to reconsider programs like fine arts.
The district currently employees 9,000 employees.