The Muskegon Public School District is preparing for staff reductions heading into the summer. District leaders sent lay-off notices to more than one-thousand district employees. Last week teachers, support-staff, administrators, and other contracted employees received pink slips. The Muskegon Public School Board decided to send the notice to everyone so it would have more flexibility when it comes time to make personnel decisions. The district expects a budget shortfall of 11-million dollars next school year. The vast majority of the pink slips will be recalled after a budget reduction plan is approved.
New Muskegon Public School Superintendent Jon Felske will start with the district on July first.