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Pasco media specialists, literacy coaches get temporary reprieve



A plan to eliminate media specialists and literacy coaches from Pasco County schools was put on hold Tuesday evening, with School Board members asking for other options to save $5 million from next year's budget.

Board members unanimously stripped the lines from the proposed district staffing allocation formula that would have cut the jobs before approving the rest of the plan.

"If you could come back with an alternate plan I would be much more comfortable," board member Joanne Hurley told superintendent Kurt Browning.

Browning said he will return May 7 with a full plan to plug the district's projected $19.5 million revenue shortfall without dipping into reserves or other nonrecurring revenue sources. Other jobs could be on the line, including possibly a reduction of some administrative jobs including assistant principals.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:39pm]


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