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"Glitches" may jeopardize 1000+ teacher jobs

State School Superintendent Joe Morton announced Monday that federal stimulus dollars would greatly help Alabama schools. Now, the numbers are being revised. State School Superintendent Joe Morton announced Monday that federal stimulus dollars would greatly help Alabama schools. Now, the numbers are being revised.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Education officials say the number of Alabama teaching jobs that will be saved by economic stimulus funds might not be as many as previously thought.

State Superintendent Joe Morton and Gov. Bob Riley announced earlier this week that nearly 3,800 jobs would be spared for two years thanks to the federal money.

But Morton told state school board members at a Thursday work session that glitches in the way some of the stimulus language was interpreted could lower that number.

Assistant finance superintendent Craig Pouncey said now only about 2,600 jobs might be saved.

Officials hoped to spare the jobs for two years by cobbling together about $1 billion from three different areas in the stimulus package.

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