EASD Copes with Teacher Cuts
The Easton Area School District is working to keep education standards high despite massive staffing cuts this summer.
Shawnee Elementary School Principal Josephine Galloway won't let the staffing cuts made by the Easton Area School District get in the way of children's education.
She believes her staff -- and students -- can handle such changes.
"Children are resilient," Galloway said during an interview Tuesday. "At the elementary level, it's the relationship that children have with their teachers that count the most."
The Easton Area School District has started the school year a little lighter on staffing. The district cut about 100 teachers and 50 staffers during the off-season in an effort to close a major budget deficit window.
The top goal, Galloway states, is maintaining a high level of education.
"Most districts are going through common core curriculum standards collectively," she said. "That's a common transition. But it's simple. Education keeps everything running smoothly."
The hope, too, is that students won't notice the staffing changes, a story in The Morning Call states.
While some Easton Area parents are complaining about the cuts, most parents have been mum on the layoffs.
Will the district be able to do more with less? That remains to be seen.