Minisink fighting to save school jobs, programs
Teachers and parents in the Minisink School District are fighting to save jobs and school programs after voters defeated a proposed school budget last week.
Hundreds of teachers gathered in solidarity at the Minisink Valley Middle School auditorium last week to voice their concerns to a school board that now faces tough decisions after their budget was rejected.
"We are pleading for them to put up a budget with a higher tax levy, reinstate the positions and save education in this community," says Christopher D'Angelo of the Minisink Teachers' Association.
The proposed budget that the community rejected called for dozens of cuts, including eliminating more than 30 teaching and counseling positions.
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Hudson Valley School Vote 2010 Results