WIND ADVISORY

10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather today and always!

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GRPS to lay off staff

Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Grand Rapids Public Schools is expecting to layoff dozens of staff members in anticipation of an enrollment shortfall this school year.

M-Live reports school board members approved sending notices to 40 teachers and other staffers, including paraprofessionals and student advocates.

Officials estimate they'll lose about 400 students compared to last school year.

The district is facing a $13.5 million deficit this upcoming year.

According to M-Live, the layoffs are based on job performance through state law requirements that make districts favor teachers rated effective and highly effective.

Officials say they hope to bring back some of those staff members if more students enroll.

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