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

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.

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  • Old Man

    Welcome to the South! NOW GO HOME!! You laugh at us in public as “country bumpkins” but now want to be one of us??!! GO BACK to your “upper class” misery! You’re not fooling anyone.

  • Sick of NY & LI

    Politicians have ruined the once great state of NY. Each year it becomes more unaffordable to live here and you continue to get less for all the expenses of being a resident. The quality of life you can have in many other states, even while making less money is remarkable. NY is so overrated it can no longer live up to the lure it once had. Even nationally, NY is losing influence in Washington because the population continues to decline year after year. Show the lawmakers that they have ruined this state and take your tax dollars elsewhere. That’s the only message they’ll understand.

    • Joe Sr.

      You are absolutely correct. L.I. is going to become what it once was: the playground of the rich and famous with an underclass of servants and service people. I was in Raleigh, NC recently. Without exageration, 60% of the people I met were from L.I. The rest were from upstate NY and NJ. It’s really a shame because L.I. has much to offer and it is slowly but surely dying!

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