Friday, June 17, 2011

10,000 Detroit Public Schools employees getting layoff notices

All 10,000 Detroit Public Schools employees are getting layoff notices as the financially troubled district faces continued budget problems.

District spokesman Steve Wasko tells the Detroit Free Press for a story published Friday that the move will allow "maximum flexibility for staffing."

Roy Roberts, the district's state-appointed emergency financial manager, is working to trim a $327 million budget deficit.

The layoffs are effective July 29, the last day of summer school, and were expected. In April, the district said 5,500 teachers would get layoff notices.

It isn't known how many will be recalled. The 2011-12 school year starts Sept. 6. (Source)