The voted resolution was almost identical to the original deal that was first offered to BSCTA`s board, Arcuri said, but it now contains a non-financial clause. The Bay Shore School District has developed an agreement with the Teachers` Association that avoids the prospect of layoffs for dozens of teachers, but postpones salary increases, school officials said. Gargan thanked community members for their feedback and emails, expressing concern over teacher dismissals. She spoke personally about the decision to fire about 80 teachers in the district. As of July 2, about 80 teachers were informed that they would be dismissed for the upcoming school year. Gargan said the surplus of teachers was not due to “financial mismanagement on the part of the district.” The county agent said it was a matter of state and financial uncertainty in the wake of the pandemic. Here`s our previous report: Dozens of teachers fired from Bay Shore School District following recent budget vote Bay Shore Board of Education Chair Susan Gargan thanked the Teachers` Association for “postponing its increases to offset possible cuts in state aid.” At the July 22 school committee meeting, Gargan spoke about the municipality`s close relationship with its teachers, many of whom live in the area, and the difficulty of making budget cuts. This is because the district took place on July 22 reached an agreement with the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association for a salary increase agreement. The bargaining teams had reached an agreement between staff and the district, but the statutes of the teachers` association certified the approval of the board of trustees before a vote by the members as a whole. Council rejected the borough`s proposal.
Gargan expressed the Community`s concern about the surplus of teachers who were not discussed before the June budget vote. “While the process has been longer than expected, the BSCTA is pleased that all of its members will return for the upcoming school year, while giving the borough the opportunity to fund its budget,” the teachers` union said in a statement posted Sunday on its Facebook page. “We thank the BSCTA for cooperating with us to reach a mutually beneficial agreement in these unprecedented times,” the statement said. Earlier this month, the school district announced the layoffs after the district and the association`s board of directors could not reach an agreement on postponing wage increases. .