DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – More than 70 Dayton Public School employees have been told they’re getting laid off. The notifications have been going out over the past few weeks.
We know these cuts impact 70-80 employees, most are administrative positions. The board president, Adil Baguirov tells us the change was necessary to make up for dropping enrollment.
The board’s president tells me Dayton has more administrators then needed for a district its size.
He says they’ve been losing about 200 students a year lately, which means they are getting less money from the state and that hurts their budget.
“That’s the bread and butter of the district. So every student lost is equivalent to $8,000 approximately for DPS,” said Baguirov.
The board says it’s trying to keep the impact of the cuts to the administrative side of the district and away from teachers. But today we learned at least 10-15 teachers will be impacted.
“Overall teachers are somewhere in the vicinity of 15-20% –no more. The bulk- 80% is administrators and non-educator categories,” said Baguirov.
The board president said the cuts still need to be voted on by the board which will happen over the next two weeks.
The cuts will most likely go into effect by next month. We’ve requested a copy of those notifications through the school but have not heard back.