Ypsilanti schools to recall 1 language arts teacher at Monday's board meeting
Ypsilanti Public Schools expects to recall one high school language arts teacher for at-risk students during Monday's Board of Education meeting.
The recall is coming after analyzing grant money the district expects to receive from the Michigan Department of Education for Title 1. Under Title 1, the state provides funding for prevention/intervention services for neglected or delinquent children to help schools improve these students’ academic performance.
Irvine said the district still does not know exactly how much money it will receive via Title 1 for the upcoming school year. However, Irvine said the high school staff member had to be recalled now so the teacher could complete the required professional development during the summer months.
The district passed a budget and deficit elimination plan for 2012-13 calling for 97 staff position cuts. That number recently was increased to about 105. Approximately 75 of those reductions are being obtained via layoffs. The remaining 30 were achieved through retirements or resignations.