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Indiana school cuts hours ahead of Obamacare

Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette | Posted on

Fort Wayne Community Schools is trimming the hours of more than 600 part-time teaching aides and cafeteria workers in anticipation of a projected budget shortfall and to satisfy the requirements of the federal health care law, a school official said.

Kathy Friend, chief financial officer for FWCS, said the school district is dropping 610 employees from 30 hours to 25 hours per week starting June 3, rather than provide them with health insurance as mandated by impending federal regulations. Offering those employees health insurance would have cost $10 million, a price the district cannot afford, she said.

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