Mount Vernon Township High School to cut four more employees

By Julia Bruck - bioemail

MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - More layoffs in effect the Mount Vernon Township High School District.

Recently the school board voted to cut four support employees.  That includes one custodian, three aids who supervised the lunchroom, study hall and campus.

Superintendent Mike Smith says those cuts will save the district about $125,000.

The board voted to cut several teachers back in March.  That included the loss of six teaching positions and the spots of two retiring teachers will not be filled.

Smith says the recent layoffs were scheduled to happen in April but the board had hoped the state of Illinois would come through with funding.

He says with the school year set to end next week the board felt it needed to take action.

Currently the state owes Mount Vernon High School District about $650,000.

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