Budget cuts threatening a New Jersey school district could mean job losses for more than 200 education professionals.

The Paterson school board this week approved significant budget cuts in order to maintain a balanced budget or remain under control of the state, according to a report in the New York Times.

The cuts would reduce the number of teachers for the district by 6 percent, with 150 teachers losing their jobs, along with 23 vice principals, 29 supervisors, 11 support staff and five directors.

The school district has been under state control since 1989, but last year signed a two-year agreement that would move it back to local control if it achieved goals for graduation rates and standardized testing while maintaining a balanced budget.

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