Denver Public Schools' board of directors approved a $315 million 1995 budget that gives teachers a 2.5% raise, but slashes 48 full-time positions and up to 200 part-time slots. The budget also cuts 118 support positions and custodial jobs.

After a recent Anderson Consulting audit concluded that Denver schools were steeped in bureaucracy and are inefficiently run, administrators have been battling criticism from the public and from its own board. Administrative cuts were made the last several years, but there were none in the budget passed last week.

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