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Lorain school board approves 75 to 130 layoffs

LORAIN -- Layoff notices to school employees were approved by the Board of Education on Thursday night to be sent out as part of Lorain Schools' deficit -reduction plan.

Interim Superintendent Ed Branham said between 75 and 130 district employees will be laid off, saving about $2.6 million.

"These decisions are heart-wrenching," Branham said. " The bottom line is -- the school district is broke."

Branham said the exact number of layoffs will be announced at a  special board meeting March 29 and the identities of those being laid off will be determined in April.

See Friday's Chronicle-Telegram for more on this story.

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