05/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

145 Teachers Fired In Prairie School District 204 Budget Slash

After a board vote, the west suburban Prairie School District 204 pink-slipped 145 teachers Monday afternoon and made additional budget cuts to reduce its budget deficit by $12.2 million for the coming school year of 2010-11.

But the reduction in teaching staff won't appreciably increase class sizes in the school system that covers parts of Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook and Plainfield, officials said.

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