As another school year starts today, almost 100 teachers are on layoff at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.
Brian Hogan, president of the local branch of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, is concerned.
Hogan estimates that 30 secondary school jobs and 60 elementary school positions are affected.
"That number might shrink, but it's very unfortunate," Hogan said.
Hogan would like to see management jobs trimmed, too.
"When they say, 'we've got to lay off teachers', our question is: if really there are less students, why are there not less managers?" he said. "There isn't one management person in the whole system that's ever lost a job.
"I'm not rooting for them to lose a job, but I don't get it how the ones that affect the classroom are losing their jobs."
Administrative positions were eliminated earlier this year, although not immediately. Nine jobs will eventually disappear.
The attrition is part of a plan to eliminate a deficit totalling almost $800,000.
At least nine positions will be eliminated. Duties will be transferred to other supervisors.
Hogan hopes to meet with the new provincially appointed supervisor for the board to discuss issues of concern as the new school year begins.