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More jobs cuts for Jeff Davis schools

In the wake of months of financial and administrative problems, it appears the Jeff Davis County school district is bracing for more change.

During last night's school board meeting district conservator Bob Strebeck announced that more job cuts are expected soon.

It's the second round of cuts following a state audit last year that found the district in a $1.8 million deficit.

The financial hardship is being blamed on board members and former superintendent Wayne Fortenberry. They're accused of misspending the 16th section land funds which state officials have demanded back.

The recent changes follow Gov. Haley Barbour's recent signing of a declaration of a state of emergency in the district.

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