The Pittsburgh Public School board has moved to eliminate 217 positions, more than half will come through layoffs and furloughs. Board members voted 8-1 Wednesday night to pass the measure.
The district is facing a growing budget gap that will reach $68 million by the end of next year.
Superintendent Linda Lane says the people being let go range from janitors and clerical employees to administrative staff. impacted workers were informed through face-to-face meetings. Lane says, "This is very, very difficult. We're talking about people's lives here."