The Enterprise — Melissa Hale-Spencer

“Once you get rid of positions,” said Alejandra Marringa, left, a Guilderland parent, “you don’t get them back.” She was concerned about the proposed reduction of teaching assistants in resource rooms where struggling students get extra help. “We’re not eliminating program,” responded Stephen Hadden, special education administrator, during the Jan. 29 “World Café.” “We have something there to build from,” said Hadden.  Even if four TAs were cut (saving $124,000), the program would still fall within State Education Department guidelines. “We can still meet student needs,” said Hadden, adding, “It will require ingenuity.”