Commack residents have the chance to voice any questions, concerns they have on the Commack school district's proposed 2012-13 budget on Thursday night.
Commack school officials will host an informal budget hearing 8 p.m. Thursday on the district's proposed $170 million 2012-13 budget, which represents a 2.6 percent tax levy increase. The budget hearing will be held in the art gallery of
Under the district's proposed $170 million 2012-13 budget, school officials are considering laying off 40 to 60 teachers, one administrator, two secretaries, six custodians with an additional $700,000 in cuts or savings. Further program cuts could include the elimination of assistant coaches for 16 sports teams, elimination of the varsity swim team, and elimination of a list of co-curricular clubs and honor societies.
Superintendent Donald James and his administrative staff laid out March 29 , with the largest cuts in elementary school staffing.
James, along with central administration, said they have agreed to take a District officials say they are currently in negotiations with all other bargaining units, including the teachers union, to find saving for next year and reduce staff cuts.
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