The Waterford School District is expected to pink-slip 12 teachers for the upcoming 2011-12 school year.
The Waterford Schools’ Board of Education received a recommendation on the reduction of teacher personnel at its meeting on Thursday, June 2, and will vote on the matter at its meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 16.
Tom Wiseman, assistant superintendent of business and human resources for the Waterford School District, said he is confident that the number of layoffs will be reduced dramatically before the start of the 2011-12 academic year.
“It’s very early in the year and we haven’t heard about all the leaves, retirements and administrative openings,” Wiseman said, adding that there are currently six such administrative openings.
The Board of Education is also expected to vote on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12 budget and adjustments to the current FY 2010-11 budget at its June 16 meeting.
There will be a public hearing at the same meeting before the 2011-12 budget comes up before the board for possible final adoption.
It’s not uncommon for school board’s to notify teachers of possible layoffs — notices that typically must occur no less than 30 days before any layoff per traditional contract provisions — and later recall most of the teachers.