LAY-OFF NOTICE Matt Campbell, Superintendent
The Board received a certified letter on December 20, 2010 stating Day Program/Workshop services for up to 25 individuals would no longer be needed as of January 1, 2011. The Board's last day in session was 12-22-2010, because of Christmas and New Year's break. I had to enact a lay-off procedure due to the loss of around $266,000 from the 25 slot contract.
In order to offset the loss of $266,000 in revenue; 6 part-time workshop specialists, 2 full-time workshop specialists, a full-time job coach, and a full-time mechanic received lay-off notices on 12-21-2010 with January 7th being the last day working. A non-renewal notice was given to a production logistic coordinator at the workshop which his last day will be March 23, 2011. The workshop went from serving 91 adults to serving 68 adults. The workshop went from 40 part-time and full-time staff to 29 full-time staff.
A rapid response event was held on 1-5-2011 at Carroll Hills Industries to help staff with unemployment. Staff who are laid off will have first right to sub based on their seniority. Staff will also be notified of any Board positions that may come open in the next year.
It was with deep regret I had to enact lay-off procedures especially at this time of year. I also feel horrible that so many good staff lost their jobs especially because Carroll Hills has a family atmosphere with services. I know the Board and staff will greatly miss the wonderful 23 individuals we had the privilege to serve. I wish everyone the best and hopefully something positive will result from this situation.