Teachers suggest cost savings

WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg Central School Board and the Warrensburg Teachers' Association are working together to solve budget concerns and share successes, according to a press release issued this week by the school.

During this month's meeting, teacher's union president Marc Mularz distributed a proposal for savings in the 2009-10 budget now under preparation. The proposal was drafted by members of the Warrensburg Teachers' Association with ideas provided by members of the CSEA union as well. Many of the proposed ideas can result in a decrease of expenses and a sharing of resources within the district, Mularz said as he presented the proposals.

Some of the ideas presented included returning the General Education Diploma program to the local district, citing research that indicates students are more successful in programs offered in home school districts.

The potential savings of over $175,000 is just one area recommended by the WTA, according to the press statement. The school board members thanked Mr. Mularz for his submission.

High School English Teacher Karen Van Dusen informed the school board that the school was holding a series of "Hat & Dress Down Days" for charity. Money raised on both days will be donated to the local food pantries in Warrensburg and Thurman, she said.

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