Youngstown school workers losing jobs

YOUNGSTOWN — Reduction in force notifications were sent to 18 Youngstown City School District employees on Monday.

Those affected will work through December, but the district will continue to cover their health insurance through June 30, according to a news release sent by the district.

Those affected are three attendance intervention specialists, three instructional framework specialists, five deans, two student encouragers, one administrative assistant, one utility administrator and three social workers. Reducing those positions, plus the retirements of three others mean a projected savings of $602,000 in fiscal year 2019. The projected savings will be higher the following year.

If an affected employee qualifies for an open position, he or she will be restored to employment, the release states.