Wednesday, February 24, 2010

School Board Meeting

More stunned silence at Monday's Dryden BOE meeting, which I attended mostly to hear the BOCES budget presentation (as a BOCES board member, I have absolutely no say over the budget) and the intro to Dryden's instructional budget. The BOE hopes to get down to about an 11% tax levy hike (!), which means cutting perhaps 10 teachers and 7 staff positions.

Given the "last hired, first fired" policy of most school contracts, it's hard to imagine why Cortland State still has any students in its teaching degree programs. What hope do those young people have of getting--and retaining--a job?

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