06/20/2012 06:16 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2012

$784M Budget Includes Nearly 1,900 Job Cuts At DPS

Detroit -- Nearly 1,900 jobs are being eliminated at Detroit Public Schools in the upcoming school year as the district prepares to launch a new system of schools for a smaller set of students, according to a proposed $784 million budget released Wednesday.

After three years under state control and still carrying a legacy deficit of $81 million, DPS continues to close schools and cut staff in the face of declining enrollment and reduced funding.

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