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Cabell school board to vote on cutting 48 positions

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell County Board of Education will consider reductions in force and transfers for professional and service personnel during a special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Board members will vote on a list of 48 reductions in force, or RIFs, and 55 transfers of professional personnel. They will also vote on an additional 28 transfers of professional personnel that would have been RIFs had it not been for changes in the West Virginia Code, according to a release.

These RIFs and transfers are due to an expected loss of $840,323 in state funding for professional personnel for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

During that meeting on Feb. 2, Todd Alexander, assistant superintendent of leadership for Cabell County Schools, said they were already in the process of notifying people that would be let go or transferred for the upcoming school year.

At the time of the meeting, Alexander was anticipating 66 transfers and 55 RIFs for professional personnel…

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