TheSaginaw (Mich.) School Board has approved laying off almost 10 percent of district employees. Pink slips will go to 118 employees, including 63 first- and second-year teachers. The layoffs are effective Jan. 23. With a budget deficit for this year and the need for mid-year cuts, the district had few options, Superintendent Thomas Barris says. To read The Saginaw News article, click here.