Kenosha Schools May Lose More Than 250 Teachers

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 --- 10:50 a.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- The Kenosha Unified School District says it expects to cut more than 250 teachers to help close a $28 million budget shortfall for next year.

The district said Tuesday it expects 209 layoffs, 21 retirements and 23 jobs to be reduced through non-renewal of one-year appointments. Eight administrators and 13 secretaries will be eliminated.

Unified spokesman Gary Vaillancourt tells the Kenosha News (http://bit.ly/IlLz3p) the deadline for finalizing the layoffs is May 1 and there could still be minor changes.

According to the budget, the staffing reductions amount to $15 million. Another $10 million is expected to be saved by closing a middle school and reducing school operating budgets, among other things.

Vaillancourt says they are still looking for ways to cut another $3 million.

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Information from: Kenosha News, http://www.kenoshanews.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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