Taylor schools face overcrowding, 40 kids in some classrooms

Taylor schools face overcrowding, 40 kids in some classrooms

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TAYLOR, Mich. (WJBK) -

The Taylor school district is facing even more problems after it took in part of Inkster Public Schools.

The district already has a nine million dollar deficit and teachers are taking a ten percent pay cut this year as part of the district's 3-year debt elimination plan. The district is also now financially responsible for maintaining three empty Inkster school buildings.

But the classrooms, teachers and parents say, is where the biggest problem lays - many are overcrowded, some with as many as 40 students.

Monday night the school board voted at a special meeting to rehire 15 previously laid off teachers, effective Tuesday. However, many parents and teachers say this is only a temporary solution to a much bigger problem.

Click on the video player above to watch Fox 2's Erika Erickson's live report and hear from concerned parents and teachers.

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