Hundreds of Sachem teachers and a handful of district administrators will head to Albany Wednesday to have their voices heard.
The district warned nearly 450 employees, 375 of which are teachers, that their jobs are at risk. With the state legislature in session, buses filled with educators will embark upon the state capital looking for answers and hope.
Sachem Superintendent James Nolan, Sachem School Board President Rob Scavo and Sachem Central Teachers Association President John Heslin will all be making the trip.
The teachers are all scheduled for a staff development day and no classes are in session.
At last week's monthly school board meeting, the board and administration said that layoffs will come from attrition and a decrease in enrollment, but an increase in state aid would help the district's financial situation, regardless.
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