Lake Linden-Hubbell cuts teacher for kindergarten

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette From left, Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Board members Amy Codere, Jeff Dennis, Lori Ambuehl, Stacey Sedar and Curtis Audette talk during Monday’s meeting. The board voted to cut a kindergarten position due to a drop in enrollment.

LAKE LINDEN — A kindergarten teaching position at Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School is being eliminated due to a projected drop in enrollment.

At its Monday meeting, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board voted 5-0 in favor of eliminating the position.

The district is projected to have 10 to 15 fewer students for the upcoming year, said Superintendent Craig Sundblad. The school will still have one kindergarten section.

“Without an official policy, we like to have 30 in a class, if we’re going to split them,” Sundblad said. “Some of them, we’re at 30-31, now they’re at 27-28, so we’ve got to keep an eye on them.”

The district will save about $55,000 from the reduction, he said.

Further cuts aren’t planned, Sundblad said.

“We’re hoping not to,” he said.