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School busses await afternoon dismissal at First Student, Inc., in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. Educators across Kansas are concerned that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' budget proposals would force them to take money out of their classrooms to cover higher costs in other areas, including equipment and health insurance. They're also worried that legislators will be even less generous. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

HOUSE SPRINGS ( --  First Student school bus service is expected to lay off nearly 130 employees as its contract ends with Northwest School District in June. 

In addition to the layoffs, the company will close its center located at 4260 Gravois in House Springs. The business will shut down on June 30.

A total of 119 Teamsters represented employees and eight non-union staff members will be laid off. The company hopes to place its workers at other locations no later than May 31.

Positions that are affected by the layoff include: part-time drivers, part-time monitors/aides, maintenance and administrative employees. 

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