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Number of Teacher Positions since 2001-2002
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Source: 2004-2005 budget available at June 29, 2004 school board meeting
Program: K-12 Allocations
Program category: Regular instruction
                         # of teacher positions   Change         Change     
   Year               (including prep)        (Year-to-year) (Cumulative)     
2001-2002          1,663.2                                                    
2002-2003          1,558.0                      -105.2         (-105.2)       
2003-2004*         1,309.6                      -248.4          (-353.6)
2004-2005**        1,095.8                      -213.8          (-567.4)

*reflects class size increases and enrollment decline
of about 2,500 K-12 students (exact figure not available)
**reflects estimated enrollment decline of 4600 K-12 students

Special Education                                  Number of Teacher positions
(program # & description)                      2001-2002             2004-2005
401 Speech impaired                                  81.7                     81.7
402 Mild to mod. mentally Impair              41.3                     41.3
403 Mod. to severe Mentally Impair           57.4                     57.4
405 Hearing Impaired                                  22.4                     22.4
407 Learning disability                                53.4                     49.4
411 Autism                                                   46.4                     45.4
412 Early Childhood Special Ed                 60.6                     60.6
424 Related services                                   17.6                     17.1
Total                                                           (380.8)                  (375.3)