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Mar 17, 2010 9:26 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Sag Harbor school proposes painful cuts

Mar 17, 2010 9:26 AM

“We would still have to agree to cuts even if [the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor] agreed to the board’s offer,” Susan LaMontagne said. “That gives you an idea of how dire things are. TASH, you have the opportunity to be the heroes here.”

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Simple answer. If the teachers take 1% plus their automatic yearly increases for last year, this year and next year (which is over 11% for the period and 4% more than the cops in East Hampton received) you save like $750,000 and a lot of the cuts go away. If Sag harbor thinks it has problems, then look at the East Hampton Star today. Montauk is facing big increases and Springs is cutting all over the place. Don't forget Southampton. The last we heard from Mariner land they still had a $2 million ...more
By hohum123 (91), springs on Mar 18, 10 8:21 PM
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By John Battle (2), sag harbor on Mar 23, 10 9:57 PM
10% Iis still too much. Do you think we are all millionaires?
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Mar 24, 10 10:21 PM
I copied a related NEWSDAY article dated March 20, 2010 by John Hildebrand who reported that the Roslyn School District Teachers Union agreed to a temporary pay freeze, despite the fact that after 20 months they still have not resolved their contract dispute with the Roselyn Board of Education. He wrote "The freeze is the Island’s first for a teachers’ union in more than four years, according to labor leaders and past news coverage. Brentwood and Lindenhurst now are pressing their teachers for future ...more
By John Battle (2), sag harbor on Mar 24, 10 10:25 PM
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