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Bedford Schools laying off 15 teachers for coming year

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Bedford Schools have finalized plans to lay off 15 teachers for the 2013-14 school year. The teachers have already been notified.

The district says it is being forced to lay of the teachers to comply with Michigan's deficit elimination plan and balance their budget. 

District leaders say another reason for the layoffs is they expect to lose 100 students in the next school year. Last year they lost 120.

We asked Superintendent John White if it was normal to lose so many students over the course of two years. 

"In this economy, there is no normal. Ideally, we would like to be gaining students," he said. "Not losing them."

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