Some Michigan School Teachers Wait on School Employee Pension Reform

Monday, May 7, 2012

Several Washtenaw County schools are receiving fewer retirement notices than usual this spring as some teachers wait for legislators to act on reforming the school employee pension fund.

Eighty-two teachers, administrators and support staff in Washtenaw County have submitted retirement notices so far this year. Officials said overall, the number of notices are down, with the exception of Ann Arbor, Willow Run and Ypsilanti. Ann Arbor has stayed about the same, while 16 for Ypsilanti and 10 for Willow Run are slightly higher than normal for this time of year.

Senate Bill 1040, which would revise the school pension program, currently is tied up in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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