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Wed March 31, 2010
APS miscalculated money needed for employee benefits
By Elaine Baumgartel
Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque Journal reports APS officials failed to include $20 million of employee salaries and benefits in the district's budget over the past two years.
State funding for APS was also reduced and Superintendent Winston Brooks announced last week the district will have to cut $43 million to fill these gaps. That could mean layoffs for over 700 teachers, educational assistants and administrators.
Brooks says the process that led to the miscalculation has been fixed.