The Etowah County Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday approved non-renewing 26 certified or teaching positions and 20 non-certified or support positions.
“We had to cut a lot of teachers and support people,” Superintendent Michael Bailey said. “Most of them are one-year only contracts because they are paid with federal money. From year to year, we don’t know what the federal budget is going to be. With federal money, you don’t get a budget on it until about July.”