Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another List of Recent Mass School System Layoffs

Back on February 24th, I ran a post listing the recent mass layoff headlines for local school districts across the country. Time for an update. Here is the latest batch of bad news on the education front from the past month or so, courtesy of Daily Job Cuts:
The Flint School Michigan - 28 Administrator Layoffs

The Morenci Area Schools Michigan - Approves 8 Layoffs

Philadelphia Public Schools - Looking to close 64 Schools over Next 5 Years

The San Diego schools - Voted to Layoff 1,000 More Workers

John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Jasper (closing)

St. John's School in Roseville California (closing)

Westerville Schools Ohio - Vote to Layoff 32 Teachers

The Zionsville School Indiana - 17 Possible Layoffs

The Lakota Local School District - Oks 150 Layoffs

Howland-area School Administrative Maine - Expect More Layoffs

North Kitsap School - Possible Layoffs

Lake Elsinore Unified School District CA - Approves 73 Job Cuts

Yorktown school district NY - Proposed Tax Increase and Layoffs

Imperial Valley College - 17

Schenectady schools NY - up to 40 Layoffs Possible

The Warwick Valley School District NY - 16

Update: Kingston Schools NY - 91

Update: Cincinnati Public Schools Ohio - Vote to Eliminate 237 Teaching Jobs

Santa Paula Elementary School District CA - 24

St. Landry Parish School System - 182

Cleveland Schools Ohio - 500+ Teachers Notified of Possible Layoffs

Brandywine Community Schools - 3

The Battle Creek Public Schools Michigan - 26

The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School - 13

The Thousand Islands Central School District - Considering Layoffs

La Marque school district Texas - Approves 10 Layoffs

Detroit Public Schools - 4,000 Layoff Notices/ Pink Slips

California University of Pennsylvania - 9

Merced Union High School District CA - 18 Bus Drivers

Update: Community Unit School District 200 IL - 35

Seneca Valley school - Layoffs, Higher Fees, Program Cuts All Possible to Balance Budget

The Kenosha Unified School District - Expects to Cut 250+

Richmond Schools VA - Firm Suggest Job Cuts, for Budget Savings

Western Foothills Regional School Maine - At Least 30

Electric Boat - 13

Peoria School District IL 150 - Voted to layoff 258

Rich Township High School District 227 - 48

Sumner County Schools - May Outsource 237 Custodial Jobs

Canton Central School District, - Up to 24 Layoffs Possible

Willamette Education Service District - up to 30 Positions Possible

East Irondequoit School District NY - 13 Proposed Layoffs

Anderson-Shiro Consolidated Independent School District TX - 15 Layoff Notifications

The Easton Area School District PA - 77

The Cleveland school district Ohio - Plans 600

Turlock Unified School District CA - 2

The Big Spring School - Approves Layoff of 9 Positions

Lincoln Community High School IL - 3

Portland Oregon Public Schools - up to 110 Possible Layoffs

Southern Oregon University - 12+ after end of June

Cabrillo College - Vote to Eliminate 13 Positions

Lorain Schools Ohio - 138

Bristol Schools CT - Some Teachers Layoffs Seem Likely

Mariposa Middle School CA (closing)

Erie School District - Proposes Closing 3 Elementary Schools

Southern Tioga School District 's North Penn High School PA - Considers Closing

The East St. Louis school system Ill - Says it will Close 5 Schools

The Houston School Board Votes to Close 4 Schools

East End Elementary School in Meadville Pa
I have an about we replace the fairy tales they read to kids in school with stories about the great and glorious economic recovery. Each are just as believable.

Bonus: Schoolhouse Rock glorifies the Tea Party...educational propaganda at its finest


  1. Beaverton School District in Oregon is laying off 344. See:

  2. If compulsory schooling wasn't a massive system for indoctrination of children into the status quo, I would be upset.

  3. Good point Anonymous.

    Nevertheless, these stats do make the point of the ongoing downward spiral.

  4. Salem, Oregon recently laid off 250 teachers - town of about 150k.