Evergreen Public Schools to cut nearly 200 positions, including some designed to improve equity

A Vancouver area school district is cutting positions, shortly after voters approved a new levy to fund education. And its equity program is taking an unwelcome hit.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Leaders at Evergreen Public Schools, the sixth largest district in Washington state, say that shrinking enrollment has created a budget shortfall — even though voters approved a replacement levy.

They say they’re about $20 million short, and because of that they have to cut nearly 200 positions, ranging from teachers to bus drivers.

But people are really taking notice of cuts to one new department: the district’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department.

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