BC makes administrative changes

"I am very excited to begin working with the many talented people of the Bethlehem Central School District and to be contributing my experiences and abilities to its continued success," Hurst said in a statement.

Additionally, a vacancy on the Committee on Special Education will be left vacant, for a savings of about $70,000. Chairwoman Kerri Brown's position will be covered by the two remaining members of the committee: Kathleen Johnston will cover the elementary level and Michele Goldmand will take charge of the middle and high schools.

Counselor Gayle Moriarity will take over Goldman's roles at the High School Counseling Center.

Tebbano said the district's confident the changes won't negatively affect programming.

"It can still be done. It will be a little bit more work," he said. "In the end, we are basically cutting back on personnel and saving money."

It was also recently determined that Middle School House Leader David Zadoorian would move to a position of administrative dean at the high school, formerly held by Penny Hardenstine. One of the two house leader positions was selected for elimination in the 2010-11 budget.

Though Tebbano was adamant BC will always be looking for ways to save money, he was less sure more teachers or staff could be let go without impacting the programming.

"Our numbers are pretty tight right now. We've cut our faculty back and class sizes are going to be

larger," he said. "We take this on a case-by-case basis.""

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