Forty certified staff will lose their jobs before the 2014-15 school year begins after the board of education voted last week to approve a RIF (reduction in force.) Sixty-five employees in total will not be returning next year, but that includes 19 positions already reduced through resignations and retirements.
School superintendent April Howard said the system’s long-term goal is to rebuild a $9 million reserves fund balance by FY 2017.
By making the cuts, teachers who are employed in the JCSS will only have two furlough days next year.
For the full story, see the March 19th issue of The Jackson Herald.