Tyler ISD Superintendent Eliminating Total of 11 Jobs

Some changes are in store at TISD. The superintendent is cutting jobs.

The Board of Trustees approved the elimination of 17 positions, and adding six new ones. One of those new positions is a for a deputy superintendent.

Superintendent David Simmons says streamlining administration will end up saving taxpayers a lot of money.

"This plan will reduce the total administrative cost of our district by $650,000 per year, which means a 28 percent reduction in the number of positions, and a 26 percent reduction in the total administrative cost," Simmons says.

Four of the affected administrators have said they're retiring or resigning. Others will have the chance to apply for new and existing positions both at the central office and other campuses.