Muskegon Heights privatizes some positions, saves $1.2 million

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Muskegon Heights will save about $1.2 million this year and next after privatizing clerical workers, custodians and bus drivers, according to The Muskegon Chronicle.

The board also approved about $4 million in spending reductions, The Chronicle reported, although the district is still about $12 million in debt.

The board’s vote came a week after district employees rejected a proposal that included a temporary 35 percent pay cut and larger employee contributions for benefits, according to The Chronicle.


The Muskegon Chronicle, “Muskegon Heights teachers reject 35 percent pay cut, face payless paydays,” Jan. 13, 2012

The Muskegon Chronicle, “Muskegon Heights privatizes school employees, makes nearly $4 million in cuts,” Jan. 23, 2012


Michigan Education Report, “Muskegon Heights school board asks for emergency manager,” Dec. 13, 2011