Friday, March 7 2014 7:56 PM EST2014-03-08 00:56:21 GMT
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BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -
After a long, closed door meeting, the Buena Vista School Board announced late Monday night all staff are laid off and benefits are severed effective immediately.
Classes were canceled for Tuesday.
Buena Vista School District's 27 teachers and its other staff learned Monday night they no longer have a job. The Buena Vista School Board voted unanimously to pink slip the staff and sever all benefits because the district is broke.
"Basically, it's something that we feel we had to do," said Randy Jackson, the school board president.
Jackson said the district spiraled into terrible financial times. It has lost funding, had to pay back big money it's received, and to top it all off, after this Friday's payday, there's no more money.
"Hopefully, this will be temporary, so we had to do it, but we do not intend for it to be a long-term deal," said Jackson.
The teachers also hoped for this. Monday afternoon, the teachers union voted to work through this week in hopes a solution could be found to keep them on the job. But with the pink slips handed out Monday night, it's now not clear if the teachers will be back.
"It changes everything because when we voted, we were not laid off, now we're all laid off," said Joeann Nash, a Buena Vista teacher and the spokesman for the local teachers union.
Congressman Dan Kildee issued a statement on the proposed closings, saying "I'm not interested in the blame game – this situation should have never reached the point when children are not able to attend school. No matter who is at fault, children ultimately pay the price. Students and teachers in the classroom didn't cause this problem, yet they are unfortunately the victims, and that is unacceptable. The state of Michigan and school district administrators need to work together to find an amenable solution to pay teachers and school staff. This matter needs to be resolved immediately so students in Buena Vista can return to school Wednesday."
On Tuesday, the union met to discuss whether they will volunteer to get through this year.
"What's next is meetings for the deficit elimination plan, working with the state to get it approved and hopefully working with them to get some funds, hopefully, to get through the rest of the school year," said Jackson.
"I love all the people here, so I hope there is a Buena Vista School District, I'm not going to give up until it's over, and it's not over for me, not yet," said Superintendent Deborah Hunter-Harvill.
But even with those positive words, the future of Buena Vista schools seems very uncertain.
The school board president and district superintendent held a public meeting Tuesday evening that was at times acrimonious. The pair answered questions pertaining to the way the district has lost out on tax monies and state funds.
The entire hour-and-a-half meeting was recorded and anyone wanting to watch can do so by watching the video above.
The school district decided to cancel classes Wednesday as well -- for a complete wrap-up of Tuesday night's meeting and more, click here.
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:08 PM EST2014-03-07 04:08:39 GMT
An outbreak of the norovirus illness is spreading throughout a local assisted living center. We've been reporting on this for the past couple of weeks. There's currently 118 residents on the assistedFull Story >
An outbreak of the norovirus illness is spreading throughout a local assisted living center. The Hamilton County Public Health Department says Atria Northgate Park has seen roughly 63 cases of norovirus.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-03-06 23:34:31 GMT
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A man is charged with aggravated arson after police say he intentionally poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire. Donnell Goodbread, 34, appeared before a judge on Thursday afternoon. WitnessesFull Story >
A man is charged with aggravated arson after police say he intentionally poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:56 PM EST2014-03-06 21:56:48 GMT
Hamilton Police say they seized a significant amount of drugs, money, guns and a bulletproof vest after serving four search warrants throughout the week. Officers arrested five individuals on TuesdayFull Story >
Hamilton Police say they seized a a significant amount of drugs, money, guns and a bulletproof vest after serving four search warrants throughout the week.Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-03-06 16:04:16 GMT
Batkid, the cancer patient who thrilled San Francisco with his efforts to save the city, was scheduled to appear at the Oscars but was scratched at the last minute, his mother said. Natalie Scott toldFull Story >
The 5-year-old Batkid who saved San Francisco was scheduled to appear on the Oscars, but his segment was cut before the show. Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 4:11 AM EST2014-03-07 09:11:28 GMT
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. On Thursday, the school board met as part of a planned safety workshop to review their current safety and emergency plans.Full Story >
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. For one local man, having an armed school employee has a different meaning.Full Story >