School districts across the state are gutting extracurricular staff, trimming summer school, or telling teachers they might not have a job this fall in preparation for what could be the most challenging school year in decades.

District officials say the cutbacks are inevitable in the wake of the state’s $300 million in cuts to K-12 education caused by dwindling tax revenues.

In the four public school districts in Allen County, about 150 teaching positions have been cut, though district officials say the number of actual layoffs could be higher.

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