Ypsilanti Board Of Education Asks District To Review Teacher Layoffs

Jun 15, 2016

Credit ycs-insprired.org

The Ypsilanti Board of Education has asked the district to review more than a dozen teacher layoffs planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

The Board has asked the district to revise the impact fifteen layoffs, including ten high school teachers, will have. Ypsilanti Community Schools HR Director Jack Bauman says the district will investigate the educational impact of losing those teachers. 

"The Board wanted more information about each of the layoffs. We have now been researching each of those people who that were on the layoffs list."

He says some of the layoffs are due to low student interest in certain programs, for example, auto repair. Consolidation of classes at Ypsilanti High School caused more of the layoffs.  

In addition to those fifteen positions, YCS terminated three employees and accepted the resignation of seven others for the 2016-2017 school year. The Ypsilanti Board of Education will consider the revised list of layoffs at a meeting June 27.

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