CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

More School Closures, Teacher Layoffs Possible On L.I.

View Comments
Edward W. Bower Elementary School - Lindenhurst, NY - Oct 8, 2010 - Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

Edward W. Bower Elementary School – Lindenhurst, NY – Oct 8, 2010 – Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

xir_feature Mike Xirinachs
Radio is my DREAM COME TRUE! It's never been just a job or...
Read More

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

SYOSSET, NY (WCBS 880) – Projections of continued declines in student enrollment over the next decade have experts warning of more school closures, mergers, and teacher layoffs ahead.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

That has parents and taxpayers like Pete Brownberger of Syosset concerned.

“With a declining student population that the people that are left are going to have to bear more of the tax burden,” Brownberger told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.

Newsday quotes experts who say enrollment declines will impact every district on Long Island with middle and high schools taking the biggest hits.

View Comments