[Video]: Prospect Park lays off speech language pathologist

Lindsey Kelleher
Published 6:00 a.m. ET July 20, 2017

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PROSPECT PARK - The termination of a speech-language pathologist at School 1 last month has drawn criticism from parents and teachers.

Board members on June 27 voted 4-3 in favor of laying off Connie Centrella, a tenured teacher with 14 years in the district.

Centrella's position was eliminated as a cost saving measure. The position will be outsourced.

Teachers and parents at the meeting spoke in favor of keeping Centrella employed and urged the board not to outsource the position. They called Centrella a dedicated teacher and said she has built strong relationships with her students.


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