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School Board avoids most layoffs

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The Lake Superior School District worked out a salary freeze deal with the teachers union to avoid significant layoffs.

A total of one and a half full-time special education teacher positions will be eliminated, rather than the original proposal which called for more sweeping cuts in most areas of the school district.

"It's a lot less painful than expected," said Superintendent Phil Minkkinen at a school board meeting this week.

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