Shoreham-Wading River teacher assistants were relieved to find out their positions would not be eliminated. (Credit: Paul Squire)
After spending several months wondering whether they’d have a job next year, several Shoreham-Wading River teachers assistants got their answer Tuesday night: No one is getting fired.
The district’s school board rejected a recommendation to eliminate five teachers’ assistant positions for the 2014-15 school year at its regular meeting, saying that while they technically aren’t necessary to run the special ed program, canning employees would mean less support for teachers — diminishing a quality of programming the district holds itself to. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River school board members Richard Pluschau, left, and school board members Jack Costas and Mike Fucito at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Shoreham-Wading River School District officials are considering a recent recommendation to lay off 15 teacher assistants in the special education department next school year.
Charles Althoff, the district’s special education director, said he took a hard look at his staffing levels in preparation for next year’s budget and found it was unnecessary to continue assigning two teacher assistants in some classes. (more…)