NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Teacher jobs on Long Island may be in jeopardy after a new study estimated more than 3,300 layoffs over the next two years.
The study, done by the New York State School Board Association, estimates that Nassau County will have to lose more than 1,500 teacher positions while Suffolk County will need to cut more than 1,800.
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The study credits the governor’s proposed cap on property taxes and a reduction in school aid for the probable cause of the layoffs.
One union leader told Newsday that the estimated job losses would be the most ever.
School officials, meanwhile, have warned teacher union leaders of the likely layoffs, unless the teachers agree to contract concessions.