School budget cuts are hitting hard in Houghton Lake.
They've already approved layoffs with more cuts on the way.
For the past few years very few districts have been able to avoid drastic cuts.
Shrinking state funding and dwindling enrollment is leaving schools empty-handed.
The newest round of cuts have hit Houghton Lake Community Schools in Roscommon county.
Houghton Lake lost nearly 100 students in the past year.
The superintendent did not provide many details of the cuts, but did confirm nine staff members have been chosen for a layoff including the district's athletic director.
The district expects more cuts will have to be decided on in upcoming school board meetings.