Petrolia School District Merges Schools Due to Budget Cuts

Another Texoma school district is struggling with the state budget cuts.  The Petrolia Independent School District has just announced that due to the state budget shortfall, it will be eliminating some teaching positions and also merging some of it's schools.  School officials decided to relocate the Petrolia Junior High 7th and 8th grades to the high school campus.

In other efforts to cut costs, six teachers at the Petrolia School District will not be back next year.  The district also approved to eliminate the Technology Director position.  We reached out to the Petrolia Superintendent Darrith Welch to talk about the changes.  He tells Newschannel 6 he is still working out the details on paper.

Natalie Garcia, Newschannel 6