I can understand restoring art, music and sports programs ["Schools look to add jobs," News, May 17]. What I do not understand is why schools, like Farmingdale High School, need four full-time teachers working in the psychological services department. Is this a trend?

When I went to high school, there was one school nurse, and that was it. The Farmingdale High School directory lists three nurses.

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The salaries could probably be spent more wisely on other needed programs.

Mike Pedano, South Farmingdale