City to cut all Jr. High Athletics positions

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange announced Friday that he will abolish all Junior High Athletics positions in the city by September 30 of this year.

Those those positions will become the responsibility of the Montgomery Public School System, and anyone affected by the city's decision will have to apply with the school board if they want to continue to work in the program, he said.

The Montgomery County School Board said it was continuing to discuss the matter with the city. "The board has authorized those discussions and the gathering of information for committee work so it may make an informed decision," said spokesman Tom Salter. "Productive discussions between the city, board leadership and the superintendent are ongoing."

Salter added that the board has not taken any formal action on the matter.

Strange said the Parks and Recreation Department would continue in its efforts to administer the program.

The mayor added that anyone in the program who qualified for retirement or was vested in the City retirement system and wants to retire should file the appropriate documents with the city by August 31.

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