Culver Schools Cuts Two Teaching Positions

Culver Community School CorporationThe Culver School Board has decided to remove two teaching positions at the end of this school year. Board members voted Monday not to renew the contracts of Middle/High School teacher Amanda Hoag and Middle School teacher Susan Mattix.

Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell told the school board that neither of the teachers tried to appeal the decision before Monday’s meeting.

Last month, the board formally declared the need to cut up to four certificated teaching positions. That resolution cited a $250,000 reduction in General Fund support from the state for this year and the need for the corporation to cut $440,000 from its budget.

The school board has already decided to eliminate the elementary school assistant principal position currently held by Julie Berndt.