Budget cuts mean personnel take on new roles in many districts

Many school districts across the country have been forced to reshuffle teachers and staff in the wake of budget cuts, attrition and layoffs. Some districts are moving educators into different roles to cover vacancies, while other shifts are being made to keep employees from being laid off. "Your goal [is] to avoid having to make a hire," said John Kuhn, the superintendent of a Texas district. "You have to get creative to make that happen sometimes. ... It's not ideal, but you're not going to get ideal in these budget times."

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