Where is the school’s money going?

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Regarding the recent full-time teaching cuts made within the Kent School District: As a teacher in the district, I will most likely not be impacted by the reduction in force.

The most recent school board meeting shared the budget for hiring new recruits across the nation as being $70,000. Why is this budget so high, or existent at all, when they are laying off so many teachers?

Why is the superintendent not taking a pay cut? According to The Spokeman-Review, Calvin Watts is the fourth-highest paid superintendent in the state.

Instead, the students will suffer by having larger class sizes and less staff for intervention.

– Stephanie Powers

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