Sen. Klein: School Aid To Westchester Schools Rises To Record High In Budget

Jeffrey D. Klein

March 31, 2006

Westchester School Districts in the 34th State Senate District

School District 2006-7 State Aid Increase over Governor’s proposal

Mt. Vernon $58,911,487 $2,193,473

Tuckahoe $1,666,956 $35,699

Pelham $4,382,973 $286,740

“We only had one choice: It was to deliver for our kids,” Senator Klein said. “Today is a great day for the people of New YorkState, especially here in Westchester. Working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, we were not only able to restore the Governor's aid cuts but, in many cases, actually secure record school funding increases, which will not only fund critical services, but will also help districts reduce the crushing property tax burden being borne by many Westchester County taxpayers. It’s truly a remarkable victory for the schoolchildren of New YorkState.”

This funding comes in addition to the historic $87 million state aid package announced earlier this week for the City of Yonkers and the YonkersSchool District. The budget legislation, which passed by overwhelming, bi-partisan votes in the Senate and Assembly, heads to the Governor for his signature.