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WFISD trustees announce staffing cuts

Melanie Krotzer, a former Wichita Falls ISD teacher, speaks to the School Board Friday morning before the board went into closed session to discuss a reduction in force.

Wichita Falls ISD officials announced measures — including staff cuts — to help remedy an $8 million to $9 million hole in the next school year’s budget during a special meeting Friday. 

The cuts include 25 higher-level positions as approved in a 7-0 vote by trustees Friday afternoon, following a closed session of about five hours. 

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Those losing their positions include exiting Superintendent Mike Kuhrt’s wife, Shannon Kuhrt, who is the director of assessment. 

An agenda released late Friday afternoon indicates the School Board will consider more staff cuts during another special session at noon Wednesday in the Education Center at 1104 Broad St. 

Savings and cuts 

Acting Superintendent Debbie Dipprey set the stage for Friday afternoon’s solemn announcement of job cuts.


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