Dallas schools layoff more than 300 teachers

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas school officials today laid off hundreds of teachers in an attempt to deal with a projected $84 million budget deficit.

About 375 teachers - three percent of the district's teaching workforce - were let go.

Some 40 assistant principals and counselors were also given notice.

Superintendent Michael Hinojosa says it's been a day of "tremendous sadness" throughout the district.

Hinojsa said the extreme cost-cutting measures will not completely resolve the projected budget deficit.

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