Balanced budget means cuts to FDNY, after school
News Billy Rennison 5/14/2012 at 12:30PM

Children’s classrooms will remain unaffected in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 11th executive budget — but kids may have nowhere to go after the final bell rings. The $68.7 million balanced budget includes no tax increases, but presents deep cuts to after-school programs, day care and fire companies while retaining more than 2,500 teacher positions the mayor [...]

J.H.S. 194 parents, pols protest elimination of school buses
J.H.S. 194 parents, pols protest elimination of school buses
Education & Kids Toni Cimino 11/04/2011 at 3:41PM

As the school bus pulled away, virtually empty, not only were parents angry, they were protesting. City Councilmember Dan Halloran and several elected leaders from northeast Queens joined parents from J.H.S. 194 in College Point on Friday, November 4 at a rally protesting the elimination of the school’s buses. “The Department of Education [DOE] must [...]

DOE cuts leave their mark
Education & Kids Bob Doda 10/19/2011 at 10:35AM

For Gary Haberski, reporting for his six-hour shift each weekday at Bayside High School was not only a delight, but his daily workout. “I used to walk to school every day since I only live two miles away,” said Haberski, 62, of Whitestone, one of 700 Department of Education (DOE) employees let go recently. “I [...]