BOE looks for union concessions

Webutuck grilled over possible staff cuts

WEBUTUCK — A group of teachers and staff in the North East Central School District (commonly known as Webutuck) joined parents and students in protesting the district’s tentative staff reduction proposals, which were discussed privately with the affected personnel late last month.

About a dozen staff were notified by district Superintendent Steven Schoonmaker during private meetings on March 24. They were told that their positions or particular classes they taught were on a short list of potential reductions the district could make to meet budget goals for the 2011-12 school year.

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