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Winnsboro ISD may cut 20 teaching positions

WINNSBORO, TX (KLTV) – Winnsboro ISD Board Members are considering letting go of nearly 20 teachers. Just the latest local development in the face of looming statewide education budget cuts.

The board met Friday afternoon.

For now, we're told those contracts are still pending, but not if a group of Winnsboro moms has anything to say about it.

The moms are working to see what they can do to keep this situation from getting any worse.

In the School Board meeting, the agenda carried only four items. But, one of those items was very important to that group of parents. It concerns the termination, or possible termination of close to 20 contracts---probationary teacher contracts.

In attempts to speak to the district, the Superintendent was unavailable, and seven Board Members have yet to return our calls.

But, the parents we spoke to outside the meeting say they're going to do whatever they can to make sure all of those teachers stay employed at Winnsboro ISD.

"We want the School Board to know that we are here to help make sure it doesn't happen. We want them to know that we're here to help pinch the pennies, too, and help get them the money they need," said one parent.

We're told there was no action taken at Friday's meeting.

The next scheduled Board meeting is set for April 18.

Winnsboro is one of several school districts to consider eliminating teaching positions as a result of deep budget cuts expected at the state level.

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