Long Branch Schools Superintendent: Proposed Sequester Cuts Would Affect Student Services

"At risk" and special needs would be affected most

Long Branch School District Superintendent Michael Salvatore released the following statement today on the heels of the White House's report detailing the impact the sequester will have on the state.

"I hope everyone has their eyes open this week as congress reviews the sequester in an attempt to reduce broad spending across the country. Nationwide, education will be negatively impacted by this plan with a forecast of 40,000 less teachers for the next school year. Our most vulnerable students will be impacted the most as these federal dollars are often used to provide support services to 'at risk' and special needs students.  

We need creativity and compromise in congress to realistically review the impact of the sequester upon our future. I am not an economist; however, I am certain that the forecasted financial preservations will slowly, but surely drain the very services that set American education apart from other nations, which will ultimately cost our society more. We have been championing the ever so popular saying  'less is more', but when do we face the reality that  'less is less'.   

We have been preparing for these reductions as federal talks have been stirring for the past year; however, if approved we will be forced to reevaluate our current services to all children."    

William Micewicz February 26, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Why doesn't obumass take a pay cut, stop million dollar vacations & golf outin, fire unessential personel!
William Micewicz February 26, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I could type forever on this article & obumass but my fingers would fall off!
georgie boy February 26, 2013 at 06:40 PM
It says on the high school that it is a free education what an insult to all tax paying long branch residents
a worker February 26, 2013 at 09:47 PM
I say make the cuts. Make any and all cuts that are needed to protect the classroom learning. Cut the teachers.... Cut the principal's pay. Cut EVERYONE.!!!! None of those money hungry people stood up for the support staff when they were cut (at many school districts). Guess what... it's time for you ALL to get cut and I will support every cut that comes your way. Thanks for your support... Who is laughing now?
Alicia78 February 27, 2013 at 06:51 PM


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