Teachers in 7 districts agree to wage freezes

Teachers in seven Long Island school districts agreed to wage freezes in order to get their districts' budgets to voters today.

The districts include Brentwood, East Islip, Half Hollow Hills, Port Washington, Sayville, Roslyn and Bayport-Blue Point. Eleanor Russell, the president of the Roslyn Teachers Association, says teachers went more than 20 months without a contract and then agreed to freeze salaries in order to preserve to quality of education offered.

Teachers say the concessions they've made will hopefully mean there are more funds to keep programs and extracurricular activities, as well as jobs, in their districts.

The Roslyn superintendent says if the budget is voted down, personnel could be impacted, despite the wage freeze.

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