District to Send 170 Layoff Notices

By: Jeff Proctor Email
By: Jeff Proctor Email

Around 170 Lansing teachers and staff are getting layoff notices.

The district is required to send out the notices based on the projected enrollment for the next school year. Right now, Lansing is projected to lose around 1,000 students for the 2009-2010 school year.

The notices will go to 110 teachers, 25 instructional support staff, 10 administrators and 25 other staffers. Many of those employees could be called back once the enrollment numbers are a little more solid.


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  • by Frustrated Location: Lansing on Apr 22, 2009 at 09:05 AM
    Why is it that whenever there are layoffs, the teachers are the group that is hardest hit? Teachers directly impact student achievement. I want to know, who is included in the "25 other staffers."
  • by Pravin Location: NJ on Apr 21, 2009 at 08:50 PM
    There are so many layoffs happening in Education sector. As it is required by the law to do so before start of new school year , we are seeing so many layoff news. You can check where else layoffs are happening in eduction field at www.portalseven.com The page location is : http://portalseven.com/finance/Layoffs_Education_Industry.jsp Also for other sectors you can find the layoffs at : http://portalseven.com/finance/FinanceHome.jsp See how many schools are considering layoffs.
  • by Sick and Tired Location: Lansing on Apr 21, 2009 at 08:11 PM
    Well, what do you expect when we have a family leaving the state every 12 mins. The problem is we have been a liberal tax and spend state for so many years and now the well is running dry. With that said we still see projects all around this city that are less than needed and countless programs in the city and in our schools that just dont need to be. When all we need to do is get back to the basics both at school and city hall. I pay 3,600 for property taxes in a area of town that is less than desirable in a 1400 sq ft home and cant even get the snow plowed off my street. The same home in other towns close to here with same size lot pay almost half of that and get clean streets free trash removal and more. Now prop values are continuing to drop but not the taxes. I understand that we may even be looking at tax increases to cover those who have left. Wow theres a real incentive to stay or relocate to Lansing.
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