Public and private K-12 schools are searching for ways to cut employee hours and otherwise control costs as they respond to the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

As with the private sector, the schools are struggling with the new definition of a full-time worker.  Under the PPACA, someone who works an average of 30 hours a week is considered a full-time employee.  

The problem is especially profound for public schools that have been experiencing financial challenges for years as costs have risen while taxpayer support of schools has waned.

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