Cumberland schools consider freezing positions
Posted April 22, 2009
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Cumberland County associate superintendent proposed that 164 open positions remain unfilled in the 2009-10 school year as a cost-saving measure.
Ricky Lopes, the associate superintendent of business operations, made the recommnedation Wednesday in a school board meeting.
The district would shuffle some existing employees to cover the vacancies, Lopes said, and no jobs would be lost.
Lopes outlined a plan to eliminate 30 teaching assistant positions, 115 teachers, two librarians and reduce hours for two custodians.
The school system employs almost 4,000 people.