More than 300 jobs to be cut in Edison school district
Middlesex County's largest school district announced it will lay off more than 300 employees.
The Edison school board voted 5-4 in favor of cutting 337 jobs from the school district Tuesday night.
The decision, according to school board members, comes following a $9.7 million loss in state aid.
The board approved a $198.6 million budget for the next school year. The average homeowner in Edison could expect school taxes to increase by nearly $200.
Among the layoffs are more than 120 paraprofessionals, many of whom work with special education students. The jobs will be replaced by an outside agency, a move that school district officials say will save $2 million.
A total of 131 teaching positions will be among the jobs lost.