At last night's Mason County Central Board of Education meeting, a decision was made to let go of two teaching positions.
This is to make up for an almost $340,000 deficit the district is facing. According to the Mason County Press, although it wasn't made official who the two teachers would be, the decision was made to let go of a teacher from the middle school math and science departments. Several parents, teachers, and students attended the meeting to show their support of the potential teachers to be laid off. Scottville's budget cut comes after a decrease in the number of students this year, especially in the 8th grade class. Superintendent, Jeff Mount, told the school board that if they didn't vote in favor of teacher reduction the district would not be able to balance its budget, which is a requirement.