FLINT, Mich. - All Flint Community Schools administrators, including members of the superintendent's cabinet, are likely to receive layoff notices this spring, though the majority could be back next year, according to The Flint Journal.

The district must notify administrators by the end of March if it is considering not renewing their contracts, and it must issue pink slips by the end of April, The Journal reported. Typically the district issues the notices as part of reviewing the budget for the following year, but it is not required to then eliminate the positions, according to The Journal.

"Seventy three people will be on the list," Karen Denise Pugh, the district's acting executive director of human resources and legal affairs, told The Journal.

Last spring 54 administrators received layoff notices, of which 43 were later rescinded. Of the remainder, all but one has been recalled, though some retired or were reassigned to non-administrative jobs, a spokesman told The Journal.

Pugh told The Journal that affected administrators will be allowed to meet with the board in closed sessions later this month to state why they should keep their jobs.

She said the district is considering reorganizing departments and plans to submit the 2010-11 budget to the board in April, The Journal reported.

SOURCE:
The Flint Journal, "Flint Community Schools considering issuing pink slips to all administrators next school year, though district official says majority will not be laid off," March 11, 2010

FURTHER READING:
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, "Superintendent, teacher pay," March 8, 2010

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