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Jul 12, 2013 4:53 AM by AP

Employee cuts continue at Vicksburg-Warren schools

Cost-cutting in the Vicksburg-Warren School District continues as education officials work to avoid a multi-million deficit.

Interim Superintendent Donald Oakes says that officials are looking at all personnel and all jobs.
Oakes says the district's latest move was the elimination of two public relations positions at a savings of about $100,000.
The school board recently eliminated two assistant band director positions - one at Vicksburg High School and the other at Warren Central High School.
Oakes says positions are being consolidated through attrition.
Oakes says the district is looking for more areas to cut, but personnel takes up the largest chunk of expenditures.
The 2013-14 budget shows the district spending $57 million on personnel costs, which include salaries and benefits.

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