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9:48 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Adams seeks more detail before presenting SLPS budget

St. Louis Public Schools teacher Alice Lee speaks against possible layoffs of her and other library media specialists in the district. Superintendent Kelvin Adams delayed presenting the budget to have more discussion with the teacher's union.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Saying the process of collaboration is not what it should have been, St. Louis Public Schools superintendent Kelvin Adams delayed tonight  presenting his budget for the 2011-2012 school year.

The budget is likely to include layoffs and the closure of as many as three schools. Letters have already gone out to the parents at Bunche and Stevens middle schools, and Kottmeyer Big Picture High School, and library and media specialists from the district were out in force to protest the possibility that some of them may lose their jobs.

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