Central Islip students ask board to spare teachers

Students in Central Islip could be losing 154 teachers and many of their school programs.The Central Islip school board says it?s trying to fill a

CENTRAL ISLIP - Students in Central Islip could be losing 154 teachers and many of their school programs.

The Central Islip school board says it?s trying to fill a $5 million budget hole. In addition to teacher layoffs, the board is considering scrapping some clubs, sports and music programs.

Many students showed up to a school board meeting last night, where they asked the board to reconsider.

Some parents said they?d pay higher taxes to save jobs and programs.

Central Islip students walk out to protest education cutsLI schools face cuts despite restored funding

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