Morenci schools will announce teacher layoffs in the next few weeks, I suspect. I know things are bad in Michigan. I wasn’t aware of the national scale of the problem until I saw this NYT article:
A survey by the American Association of School Administrators found that 9 of 10 superintendents expected to lay off school workers for the fall, up from two of three superintendents last year. The survey also found that the percentage considering a four-day school week had jumped to 13 percent, from 2 percent a year ago.
The article says that state mineral revenues have largely spared Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming from serious cuts.