Patrick Healy will teach World and American History at Scarsdale H.S.
September 2, 2011
by Christine Yeres
At yesterday morning’s Board of Education meeting board members officially accepted resignations of seven teachers [Correction [4:00 p.m. 9/6/11]: These were seven “instructional staff” positions. As noted in Comments, below, of the seven, four were teaching assistants, three were teachers]. Among the group was Patrick Healy, a well-loved Greeley social studies teacher whose full-time position was reduced to a .6 position for the 2011-2012 school year. Healy has been hired by Scarsdale High School to teach 10th grade World History and 11th grade US History.
During last year’s budget process, many students and parents protested Healy’s reduction from full time to part time, the result of a decrease in student population at the high school. Under New York State law, layoffs are made according to seniority. Healy had the least seniority in his department.