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RE: Official Closing


From: Deb M. (dmortl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 01 2004 - 12:58:41 PST

I know people get mad when we talk politics on this forum - but this is
where Bush's policies are really a disaster - his no child left behind act
is leaving every child behind. Get involved in politics at the local level
and work for change in November - I know I am.....

>Our school board voted last night to close my middle school at then of June
>and send our present 6th and 7th graders over to the other middle school as
>7th and 8th graders. With a possible N.Y. State retirement incentive in the
>offing it is difficult to determine how many teachers might be let go or
>"excessed." The New York State budget was for the 20th consecutive year not
>in place today as it should be but if the incentive is not put in by the
>end of the schol year it is possible that as many as 60 teachers may be


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