During a special called meeting Monday night, the Meridian School Board voted not to rehire 18 non-certified district employees.
Board president, Dr. Don Evans, says this would include some teacher assistant positions and custodial workers.
This move was made due to budget concerns and performance evaluations.
However, Evans says the main reason is budget shortfalls.
This force reduction will apply for the 2010-2011 school year. During last week's meeting, the board approved furlough days for all employees.