Carthage Central lay-offs
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#1 Apr 3, 2010
How come Carthage Central is planning to lay off all those teachers and not one single administrator? Why isn't the human resources position being considered for elimination? Seems to me there is a lot of fat in those areas without directly affecting kids by laying off teachers.
#2 Apr 7, 2010
I'd rather they cut sports programs than teachers.
#3 Apr 7, 2010
Why don't the teachers take a pay freeze or cut to save some of their own? If they've been there for any more than 10 years, they're entirely overpaid as it is.
Lets start with Ms. Sheehan who is pulling in over $74,000, according to SeeThroughNY.net . Lets be honest. You can get a new teacher for under $40k, it doesn't seem right that based upon seniority alone, an existing teacher is worth 2 new teachers.
Hold administrators to the same standards... what could they be replaced for?
#4 Apr 7, 2010
Some of the teachers that are being laid off are reading teachers. What is more basic to education than reading? That is a skill that enhances everything else in education. Not one teacher being laid off is a physical education person. Carthage Central has a large physical plant with some fine amenities like artificial turf etc. It is sad to see them acting this way toward their best resources which are its faculty. They have opted to use 2 million dollars from their fund balance in the current proposed budget. That will leave a balance of $500,000 in the fund. The state's financial problems are not going away soon. Money is not plentiful. What will CCS do next year?...lay off more teachers? Someone had better get their head out of the sand. There needs to be some serious effort at cost containment. It needs to start at the top with the administrators. That's where much of the schools money is being spent. From there, they need to cut people and programs that LEAST impact the real reason for a school....the kids!!
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