STANFIELD — The Stanfield School District will cut four full-time teaching positions next school year to reduce its budget.

The elementary school positions are kindergarten and first grade, and the secondary school jobs are science and art. A full-time English and Spanish teacher will also reduce to a part-time position at the secondary school, and all teaching assistants will see a reduction in hours.

Superintendent Kevin Headings, who will become the principal at West Park Elementary in Hermiston on July 1, said the cuts were made to keep the district as stable as possible while reducing a $200,000 deficit in the budget.

The district has seen its enrollment drop from 580 students in 2010 to 492 this year.

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