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Baltimore city schools hands out pink slips to cut costs

Baltimore city schools hands out pink slips to cut costs

Baltimore school officials are eliminating 171 positions as part of cost-cutting measures, but they spared teachers and principals from the budget cuts.

Slightly over 100 employees – including some school police officers and school support staff  — were notified Tuesday they are out of a job effective June 30. The remaining positions cut were already vacant.

Because retirements and resignations may continue into June, school officials said they hope to find other positions for some of the workers handed pink slips.

The school system could not provide a breakdown of how many of those jobs were based in schools or at the central office.

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