Details of Gulf County schools reduction in force to be finalized in June

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:20 AM.

After declaring a Reduction in Force at its last regular meeting, the Gulf County School Board stated that no layoffs would take place until the budget for 2013-14 school had been completed.

Still faced with a shortfall of $868,249 for the upcoming year, the board plans to cut a minimum of 12 positions.

During the Tuesday meeting, Gulf County Superintendent Jim Norton said that all decisions would be made by June 30 when the budgets are due.

Gulf County Schools will outsource its custodial services for the next school year, bringing in GCA Services Group.

After receiving a recommendation from Bay County Schools, GCA presented a detailed breakdown of its services to the board for consideration and ultimately awarded the bid.

GCA will begin its transition June 1 bringing in workers and equipment. The company will interview existing janitorial staff and begin training new hires. On July 1 the transition will be complete and GCA will manage all custodial services for Gulf County.

A meeting will take place in the coming weeks between GCA and the current staff to detail the transition and answer any questions.

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