The Baldwin County Board of Education voted tonight to lay off 205 more school system employees in an effort to trim $14 million from the budget.
No teachers were on the list, but the layoffs do include Walter Ken Mason, construction coordinator, and Martha Holloway, nursing supervisor. In addition to Holloway, 12 other nurses, out of a staff of 56, were on the termination list, which cuts the number of classified employees, now about 1,800, by more than 11 percent, according to school system reports.
Superintendent Faron Hollinger says the cuts will save about $5 million. $9 million still needs to be trimmed for the upcoming fiscal year, following these cuts.