District 204 announced Thursday that because of state budget cuts, it will have to lay off 145 teachers from its schools. This will represent at cut of 6.5 percent of the teaching staff. Average class sizes in the district will increase by two students at all levels.
The district also plans to cut 6 percent of building level administrators and 14.4 percent of central office staff. Also proposed is a pay freeze for all administrators and cutting all administrators' budgets.
What do you think of this situation? Do you think class size matters?