Center Analyst Details Massive Personnel Costs For Port Huron Area School District Budget

$10 million overspending crisis, 113 teachers pink-slipped

Personnel costs, primarily for salaries, insurance and retirement benefits, eat up 85 percent of the Port Huron Area School District's budget, according to this contract analysis by Mike Van Beek, education policy director, that appeared in today's Port Huron Times Herald.

The Times Herald also reported today that the PHASD Board of Education voted Monday night to lay off 113 teachers in an attempt to solve its $10 million budget overspending crisis.

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