District predicts 100 teacher layoffs for next year

Bay County Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt announced on Friday that the Florida House and Senate have agreed to support the district with $12.4 million in operational cost assistance to help divert staff layoffs. Although the decision won’t be official until Governor DeSantis has signed off on the bill, Husfelt is confident in his approval. “I want to remind everybody, we were asking for $25 million and we got $12.4,” Husfelt said. “Our goal, as all of you know, was to bring back all the employees that we possibly could. We’re not where we wanted to be, but again, this is the best plan.”

District predicts 100 teacher layoffs for next year