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Funding runs out for school staff hired under jobs bill

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If Galax schools can't find another funding source, some employees hired through a federal stimulus package will lose their jobs.

By April Wright, Reporter

Eight jobs that were created at Galax schools through the federal jobs bill, a stimulus package of $326,786, are expected to be eliminated after this school year.
The stimulus package, which will expire in September, covered two years of funding for the recruitment of instructors and salary purposes only.
In 2010, the funds were received, and three full-time substitutes, two teachers’ aides, one secretary, one custodian and one coordinator in central office were hired. Each received one-year contracts in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years.


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