Greece, N.Y. - Greece is cutting a dozen more teaching positions than voters had agreed to.
In all, the Greece school district is cutting 17 elementary-level teaching jobs.
Dozens of teachers showed up at Tuesday night's meeting to support their colleagues who were shocked that they no longer had jobs.
The budget approved by voters last month called for just five positions to be cut.
However, board members say kindergarten enrollment for next year was lower than projected.
"I think people are kind of angry because they don't understand where these cuts came from,” said Don Pallozzi of the Greece Teachers Association. “In our contract there's a provision that says we get out tentative assignments by June 1. So on June 1, people got tentative assignments and then a week later found out they didn't have jobs."
An addition, the board voted to extend Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams' contract through the 2016-2017 school year.