Letter: Don’t Compromise Kids’ Education With Proposed Staff Cuts

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Note: The following letter was submitted to the Saucon Valley School Board, which is currently trying to close a proposed 2016-2017 budget gap. The board is considering eliminating a full-time English teaching position, two janitor positions and two part-time paraprofessionals, which together would save nearly $500,000. The board meets Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the high school Audion. Long-term substitute teacher Joe Harvey–who says the district is considering ending his employment–has asked parents to advocate for his continued employment in the district in a letter which has been circulated on social media.

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