ECISD School Board to Meet This Week to Discuss Budget Shortfall

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Facing a 27-million dollar budget shortfall, the Ector County school district is looking at cutting some jobs.

We're told the district is currently talking with more than 100 employees who may be affected.

In a letter to staff, Superintendent Hector Mendez says any changes made will be as far from the classroom as possible to maintain quality education.

That means cuts will come from administrative positions.

Mendez also says the district is committed to placing people into open positions for the next school year.

We should learn more about the school district's budget plans at a board meeting coming up on Tuesday.