EPISD Cuts Special Need Instructors
POSTED: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 6:26pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 10:21am
El Paso - Budget cuts in the El Paso School District are hitting teachers hard, especially the ones who help special needs students. Now, the El Paso federation of teachers is up in arms.
When the school year begins next month, EPISD special education and instructional coaches will see their pay and their time in classroom cut. This is distressing news for Lucy Clarke, the director of the El Paso federation of teachers because she feels the education of some students will suffer. Clarke argues EPISD teachers will have to find a way to give students the best education possible despite the district's money woes.
"Teachers will step up because that is what teachers do. It's one of the things that make teachers, teachers. their willingness to step up and help their students," says Clarke.
NewsChannel 9 contacted El Paso leaders Friday and they insisted parents and kids shouldn't worry because the cuts will not have an effect on the students or classroom instruction.