By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 15, 2016
MONTICELLO, Fla.(WCTV) – The Jefferson County School District is laying off eight employees as part of its budget cutting plan.
Superintendent Marianne Arbulu says the district will discontinue eight positions at the end of December.
Arbulu says that includes two assistant principals, two bookkeepers, two staffers in the superintendent’s office, and two administrative support positions.
Jefferson County schools are in a financial emergency and under state supervision.
Arbulu says that means the district’s spending has to come in at least three percent below the approximately $7.5 million of revenue in its general fund.
A state oversight board is monitoring the district’s activity.
The superintendent, who just took over the job Nov. 22, says she hopes to get a positive review when the board issues a final report at the end of June.