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Numbers crunch: Principal, two teachers laid off at Heartland Christian Academy

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A remorseful but straightforward Mark Claussen, chairman of the Heartland Christian Academy's board of education, told parents and students Thursday their principal will be leaving.


There are 14 fewer students this year at Heartland. For the small, rural private school of roughly 50 students, the significant drop in enrollment was enough to cause the layoff of three staff members.

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