Lowville, NY, Apr 27, 2011 — School across the North Country finalized their budget plans last week. Now they go before the voters on Tuesday, May 17.
Most spending plans raise taxes and cut staff and programs. But the situation could have been worse if teachers didn't help out.
According to New York State United Teachers, at least 200 local teachers' unions - or about a third statewide - accepted contract concessions or restructuring to give more money to their school budgets.
Pressure to do so came from the highest levels of state government, and some say teachers didn't give enough. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article