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Missoula schools prepare for possible job, program cuts

March 27, 2011View for printing

The financial forecast is in limbo largely due to the Montana Legislature. Districts across the state are in the same straits, operating in a fog of uncertainty about money.

On Monday, 90 teachers in the Missoula County Public Schools district will be handed a piece of paper officially notifying them that their jobs are in peril.

Nearly every nontenured MCPS teacher - those who have three years or fewer in the district - has been warned of the dismal reality: The notices are coming; the district will not renew their contracts until it gets a better picture of its budget forecast.

By JAMIE KELLY of the Missoulian

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