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May 6, 2010 8:27 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Fort Collins schools to lay off dozens of teachers

Teachers and staffers at schools in Fort Collins are facing layoffs.

The Poudre School District announced Wednesday it will cut 139 teaching and other school jobs because of budget cuts. The state's ninth-largest school system says it has to cut $12 million from next year's budget. Sixty of the jobs cut will be teachers, though school administrators say they hope some of the jobs can be cut through attrition and retirements.

The district didn't elaborate on how it plans to identify teachers for layoffs. The Poudre School District has 50 schools and 24,000 students.

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