This would mean that the district would have to eliminate 18 full-time positions, Konarska said. This move alone would save the district $1.69 million. The majority of these would be handled by not replacing the 12 employees set to retire before the new school year. Class sizes would increase by an estimated one or two students per class as a result.
Remaining staff cuts would come from all areas, including administrative, support and professional staff, Konarska said. The district is also looking at where job duties can be combined among its non-professional staff.
Read more of this story in today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.