New Hempstead school budget does not cut programs or jobs

The superintendent of Hempstead Schools introduced a new contingency budget Thursday that does not eliminate jobs or programs.

Superintendent Nathaniel Clay says the budget was worked out with five local unions for a zero percent pay increase over the coming year. The deal was made in exchange multi-year contract negotiations in the future.

Many parents at the meeting say they are hopeful everything will work out, but they also hope the budget isn?t too good to be true.

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