Russell co. schools issue pink slips

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Russell County, Ala. (WSFA) -- Teachers are out of a job in Russel county because of budget cuts.   School officials say 14 teachers received notices Friday saying their contracts will not be renewed.

Superintendent Dr. Yvette Richardson says the belt-tightening is because of proration. The district cut $2.3 million dollars.

"A number of the positions were non-tenured," said Richardson.  "Those people can be released for any just or reasonable cause."

School officials say cuts were made in other areas as well.  Two bus driver positions will go unfilled, new computer financial software and internet access payments are also being scratched off the budget.

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