GARY, Ind. (AP) — Nearly 170 teachers in the Gary Community Schools have
been told they are facing layoffs.
superintendent Myrtle Campbell says that callbacks to work are unlikely
because of the district’s declining enrollment and budget troubles. Campbell
tells the Post-Tribune of Merrillville that the district needs to cut $11
million from its budget and personnel is the biggest part of its spending.
amount to about 23 percent of the district’s some 730 teachers.
the district anticipates enrollment falling about 700 students from this
year’s level of 10,000.
Union president Carlos Tolliver says those being laid off include an
industrial arts teacher with 39 years of experience and others teaching for