Montague Area Public Schools may have to lay off 18 of its 80 teachers.
Superintendent David Sipka tells WZZM 13 News that the Montague district needs to cut $1.6 million in expenses, based on the revenue projections from Governor Snyder’s proposed budget.
Sipka adds state aid could be cut by $525 per student.
Sipka also says that teachers with five or fewer years of service to the district could be issued a pink slip. Other cuts could be made to the athletics department and administration. Sipka says the district is also considering cutting busing altogether.
The layoffs could result in class sizes increasing to as many as 50 students.
The proposed cuts are on the agenda when the Montague School Board meets Monday night at the high school.