Interim State Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson told board members last week that top personnel cuts need to be made. In a board of education work session Richardson said that reducing the number of employees, known as exempt or at-will, has become necessary.
A consultant hired by the Alabama Personnel Department conducted a study in recent months to look at job tasks, titles and salaries. State lawmakers are now preparing to eliminate jobs after seeing unnecessary spending on high-ranking personnel.
Besides cutting positions, Richardson says areas within the department will be realigned. He says the goal is to have a more functional department with few moving parts and better communication.