Mobile, Ala. may cut down on assistant principals

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Mobile County school system's plan submitted to the state, which outlines $14 million worth of budget cuts, could eliminate 40 assistant principals.

Schools which currently have two or more assistant principals would still have one on campus at least part-time. Murphy High School, the state's largest high school, which would go from having six to 5½.

But smaller schools would lose their only assistant principal.

What's causing the most concern among school board members is that several troubled middle schools, which were given extra assistant principals to handle discipline problems, would lose one or two apiece.

The school system sent notices to dozens of assistant principals saying they could be fired or transferred. The board plans to meet in June to decide how many to let go.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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