Retirements may help Auburn school district avoid some layoffs in face of budget gap

Around 200 to 300 years’ worth of experience will leave the Auburn Enlarged City School District after the end of the year.

The district is looking to make cuts toward positions with incoming retirements to save jobs ahead of the district’s looming deficit.

District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said Wednesday that the district discussed cuts at a 2018-2019 budget workshop Tuesday. Pirozzolo said in February that in order to save additional jobs in light of a projected $3.8 million budget gap, the district would offer a retirement incentive to eligible employees who turned in a retirement letter by March 1.

If 15 or more employees sent in letters, Pirozzolo said at the time, the incentive would be $7,500. Employees were eligible if they are at least 55 and have 30 years of teaching experience or are 62 years of age.

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