GR schools to send 90 layoff notices

The Grand Rapids school district is sending layoff notices to about 90 staffers as it projects losing another 400 students this fall.
AP Wire
Jul 23, 2014


School board members on Monday approved sending the notices to about 40 teachers and other staffers, including paraprofessionals and student advocates. Other employees are affected.

Micky Savage, the district's director of human resources and labor relations, said Grand Rapids Public Schools hopes to get more students enrolled to bring some of the employees back.

The district is facing a $13.5 million operating deficit in its more than $200 million 2014-15 budget.

The planned layoffs aren't nearly as drastic as last summer, when the board sent notices to 216 staffers as it faced a projected enrollment decline of 700 students for the 2013-14 school year.




We have computers now don't lay anybody off. Just program a subroutine and keep everything going. We have automated robotic systems also. Just program the computers to say there is enough money and let it be.

retired DOC

Is GR such a mess that it can not send out notices timely, as the law requires?


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