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July 14, 2017      5:54 PM

TEA cuts employees from payroll in first significant staff reductions since 2011

“I want to emphasize that we do not anticipate any additional staff reductions,” Morath said

Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced late this afternoon he would be cutting 39 positions out of Texas Education Agency staff, with the option that some employees would be able to re-apply for other open jobs within the agency.

The reduction is equivalent to about 5 percent of the agency’s 825 on-site employees. In an email message that went out to employees just after 4 p.m., Morath wrote the decision to cut positions was made after a review of staffing patterns of other state agencies. Other decisions were due to reorganization of the division or duplicative functions.

By Kimberly Reeves

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