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.
Information from: Kenosha News, http://www.kenoshanews.com
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.