EVERETT (CBS) – The city of Everett has told 110 public school employees they will be laid off next week because of an $8 million budget deficit.
Of the 110, 58 are teachers, most of them at the high school. Their last day will be Friday, February 16.READ MORE: All Mass. Residents 16 And Over To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting Monday
Everett Superintendent Frederick Foresteire told WBZ-TV the layoffs are coming in the middle of the school year because they would have serious financial issues at the end of the year if the school system continued to provide services at the current rate.READ MORE: 'My Angel': Mother Of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Wahlberg Passes Away
The administration plans to ask the city for more money to help close the budget gap.MORE NEWS: 3 Die In Wrong-Way Crash On Interstate 84 In Sturbridge
The layoffs will be addressed at a school committee meeting Monday night and a City Council meeting on February 12.