The San Antonio Independent School District says that it’s cutting back on teachers and other district staff as a result of declining enrollment.
SAISD says that the district is dealing with a $31 million revenue loss because student enrollment declined by about 2,000 students and they expect more declines next year.
"There is a need to align staff levels with the projected student enrollment and make other cost reductions in the District,” SAISD spokesperson Leslie Price said in a statement. “This is a difficult and complex process we hoped to avoid through attrition – and we continue to monitor that daily.”
The district says that they’re contacting probationary teachers to let them know that their contracts will not be renewed and that they expect around 60 teachers to be recommended for termination.