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.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.