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Largest school district in Macomb to lay off 47 teachers

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 21:49:23-04

Nearly 50 Utica Community Schools teachers are out of work due to budget cuts.

Layoffs of 47 K-12 teachers were announced at a school board meeting Monday.

The district says the layoffs are due to a $750,000 reduction in federal Title 1 funding for the next school year.

Utica Community Schools Spokesman Tim McAvoy said the district is also bracing for a drop in enrollment.

UCS employs about 1,400 teachers and is the largest district in Macomb County, and the second largest in the state.