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Teachers Allowed to Volunteer as Club Advisors

SCTA advocating for staff members to help run clubs.

Sachem teachers are able to volunteer as club advisors to bring back some co-curricular activities at the secondary level in the school district, according to the board of education.

At Wednesday's board of education meeting at Samoset Middle School, Board President Rob Scavo said the Sachem Central Teachers Association (SCTA) is advocating for teachers to step up and run clubs.

Running clubs, but not paying the advisors, will save the school district $400,000, Scavo said.

"We're optimistic our dedicated staff will come through," Scavo said.

It's still unclear which clubs will be brought back and what the time table is for the process to be put in place.

SCTA President John Hesslin addressed the board with a back-to-school generic statement, but did not mention anything about the co-curricular situation.

In other news, the board approved the utilization of four regents examinations days from January 24-27. This was originally wiped from Albany's plans, but brought back this year.

The next board of education meeting will be a work session held Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the normal location.

Gary September 22, 2011 at 03:20 PM
Nice job by the SCTA to step up on this.

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