Layoff notices will be sent to all unionized Detroit public school teachers, a notice on the districts public schools’ website says.
According to the notice posted at the said site on Thursday, every one of the 5,466 unionized employees and 250 administrators of the district will be sent the layoff notices.
However, the notice does not mean that they will all be fired as it is just a requirement under the current contract of the Detroit Federation of Teachers with the district school system.
Last year, reports say that 2,000 employees were sent similar notices but not everyone was let go.
The statement posted at the site says that the notices which will be sent are “in anticipation of a workforce reduction to match the district’s declining student enrollment.”
The school system of Detroit has been battling a steady decline of population in the city which has also reduced enrollment. The current deficit of the district stands at $327 million.