COLONIE - The South Colonie School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to a adopt a new budget that was both difficult and unpopular, and eliminates nine jobs.
It was another one of those jam-packed school board meetings that have become all too common lately. South Colonie is yet another district being forced to do more with less money and less staff.
First grade teacher Darcie Jaskot is one of the Colonie teachers who says she'll be out of work at the end of the school year.
"It has become increasingly harder and harder to deliver quality, early intervention in a way that is most effective for students," Jaskot says.
In addition, the district will trim the roster of school bus drivers by 23 positions.
"If I make one mistake in my bus," according to 15-year driver Jack Pulver, "None of your kids is going no place except the hospital."