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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The end of a program could mean less educational help for adults in two North Texas counties and more layoffs in the Dallas Independent School District.

The jobs of more than 75 DISD employees will be on the line when Dallas schools stop providing Adult Basic Education programs.

The program is being eliminated at the end of this school year.

DISD had offered free GED and English as a Second Language classes to adults in Dallas and Rockwall counties, but officials say they will now completely focus on educating children.

Projected budget deficits towering toward $40 million for the next fiscal year has DISD’s financial analysts seeking ways to cut spending. If its sliced, the adult education program will likely shift to the Dallas County Community College District.

The adult education programs could be taken over by the Dallas County Community Colleges, but that is still to be determined. The district was closed Monday for Presidents’ Day. Calls requesting comment were not returned.

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