Jenks schools budget cuts to affect employees at all levels

JENKS, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Jenks schools will cut at least $500,000 in salaries.
  • They have not announced how many individuals will be laid off.
  • The cuts will be made by mid-April.

Jenks Public Schools officials said the district is looking to cut at least $500,000 in personnel salaries from its budget before the end of the fiscal year.

Teachers, administrators and programs are all up for discussion.

Officials told FOX23 that they do not have specific number of people who will lose their jobs.

They will make the cuts by mid-April.

The superintendent is set to meet with leaders later this month to figure out details.

Jenks Public Schools faces an anticipated $3.6 million shortfall for the 2016-2017 school year.

They said they have already cut $4.2 million from the budget in Jenks.

The Jenks superintendent said the budget trouble is the worst she has seen in her time as an educator.