[box]By Ann DeMatteo / New Haven Register[/box]

The jobs of 18 part-time school paraprofessionals and eight full-time tutors have been eliminated.

Superintendent of Schools Robert D. Cronin said Monday the people were laid off because the federal grant money that paid for their positions ran out. The employees were informed a week ago, and their jobs ended when the school year ended, he said.

The layoffs “should not be a surprise,” Cronin said, as the Board of Education was informed several months ago that “carryover” money from two different federal grants was going to be depleted.

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