On Tuesday night, our school board voted to pink slip 343 teachers and 21 administrators. They had no choice. They had to notify teachers 60 days before the end of the school year if there was a possibility that they might be laid off. Our state is facing a possible 4% reduction in K-12 public education spending. That amounts to an approximate $470.00 reduction per student. Right now, it is unknown what educational programs or teachers will need to be cut. It is also possible that the proposed 4% in cuts will be decreased. The teachers at the board meeting were not protesting the pink slips. They came together with the board and administrators to denounce the spending cuts proposed by the state.