Rockville Centre diocese offers worker buyouts
The Diocese of Rockville Centre offered 1,500 employees voluntary buyouts Wednesday to fill a projected budget gap.
The diocese has recently been criticized for acting too soon on financial worries. In a January interview with News 12, CEO Charles Trunz said the buyouts are one way to avoid closing parishes and schools.
The director of religious education at Holy Trinity High School says she's worked for the diocese for 20 years and doesn't know where she stands on the buyouts.
Last week, Rev. Ed Kealey, of St. Sylvester's in Medford, wrote a letter to the bishop in opposition to the diocese's plan.