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Spokane School Administrators To Face Cuts In Face Of Budget Shortfall

SPOKANE, Wash. - As administrators with Spokane Public Schools met with laid-off teachers, authorities announced principals and employees at the central office will also face cuts in the wake of a massive budget shortfall.

District administrators met with more than 100 teachers at Glover Middle School on Friday to discuss layoff notices delivered earlier in the week.

Spokane Public Schools estimates a budget shortfall next year of between $9 and $12 million depending on the budget legislators in the State of Washington pass.

238 teachers were given layoff notices earlier in the week.

Authorities said principals, administrators and employees at the central office will also face layoffs and salary reductions in the coming weeks.

District spokeswoman Terren Roloff explained that teachers have a union contract that mandates all layoff notices be delivered by May 15. Administrators do not face the same deadline.

"Administrators will likely be part of the budget cuts," she said on Friday afternoon.

At least 100 people attended a district meeting on Friday to ask questions about the layoff notices.

Authorities have said they hope to recall as many of the teachers as possible and offer substitute positions to those teachers who lose their jobs.

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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