"We would stress to all of them that these are preliminary notices only," said the district's finance manager, Nancy Heaton.
"In the cases of the ones that had partial layoffs, what was done was to look at this year's schedule and try to determine if there was any open periods in their schedule that could be cut back," Heaton
Seven of the full-time layoff notices were issued to K-8 teaching staff in the Bayfield Elementary and Middle School.
"At this time, there are no program layoffs at all, like cutting a Spanish teacher or anything like that," she
said."Quite a few full-time (layoffs) are K-8
staff, and that is a precautionary layoff because the board has not finished discussing the configuration of the elementary-middle school for next year."
Teachers who received layoff notices have five days to request a private conference with the Bayfield School Board
"Some of the teachers, I know, are working on those right now," Heaton
"I can't really talk as to what they're considering doing because there's too many things on the table right now," Heaton
Based on preliminary estimates, Heaton
said the district is facing a possible $800,000 deficit for next school year.
"The initial budget I prepared was just based on straight percentage increases for different categories," Heaton