March 2013

New Rochelle School Union President "At A Loss" on Dismal Budget Situation

March 19, 2013 - 03:31

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- F.U.S.E. President Martin Daly, the union that represents the majority of the employees of the New Rochelle Board of Education put out a newsletter to members today with regard to the preliminary 2013-14 budget.

Daly opened a "Dear Colleagues" on a down note.

"When it comes to the school budget and its impact on our members," said Daly, "and more importantly on our students, I find I am more and more at a loss"

BOARD GAMES: New Rochelle Goes Over the Fiscal Cliff

March 16, 2013 - 16:22

Cutting the Meat

The preliminary 2013-14 School District budget presented to the community includes a 4.5% tax increase and a reduction of 56 staff positions. The staffing cuts include 33 regular education teachers, 4 special education teaching assistants, 5 special education aides and 1 nurse. There are reductions to co-curricular activities and athletics. Student Assistant Services are being eliminated entirely.

We are now cutting into the meat of the school system.