The West Lafayette Community School Corporation is losing nearly $900,000 in state funding.
Superintendent Rocky Killion says that is about $200,000 more than what he expected.
He says the cuts are due to more money going to private schools, charters, and virtual schools.
He says if the district didn’t pass a referendum in 2010, it’s likely the loss of funding would mean firing 18-teachers.
Killion says the corporation is going to have to come up with strategies to manage future reductions once the referendum expires in five years.