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District poised for first layoffs in 25 years

May 18, 2012

CLIO, MI — A multi-million dollar budget deficit has the Clio School District on the edge of making its first layoffs in 25 years, according to The Flint Journal.

In order to balance that budget, the district is considering privatizing its custodial staff, which would cost 20 employees their jobs, the article stated.

According to the article, the district would prefer not to cut jobs, but a massive loss of state funding could leave them with little choice.

In the past, Clio schools have eliminated jobs by not filling vacant positions, but the attrition is no longer enough, the article noted.

"We haven''t laid anybody off in over 25 years, but the clock is ticking. There are only about two years of fund balance left," said Superintendent Jim Tenbusch.

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