Senator Ken LaValle Obtains Record State Aid For Our Local Schools

 

March 31, 2014 –  State Senator Ken LaValle announced that the newly adopted state budget includes a $1.1 billion increase in aid for education.  According to Senator LaValle, this budget will enact the most generous and comprehensive education aid package in recent memory.   Every school district in the First Senatorial District will see an increase in state aid this year.  There was also a major step taken towards the elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).

“Superintendents in my district conveyed that their priority for this year’s budget was the reduction of the GEA – a budget-balancing fiasco imposed by the Democrats in 2010 when they controlled all three branches of government.” said Senator LaValle.  “This year, we were successful in restoring $602 Million of the GEA money to local school districts.  The state’s commitment to education is now well over $22 Billion. This budget meets the needs of NY State’s children while at the same time providing property tax relief to residents who help underwrite the costs.  I am pleased to have obtained increases for each school district in my area.” LaValle concluded.

Senator LaValle indicated that the budget also included a new Property Tax Rebate program that will provide $1.5 billion in tax relief to hardworking taxpayers over the next three years.  This builds upon the Tax Cap passed in 2011, which has provided much needed financial relief to residents across the state. 

 

 

 

Senator Ken LaValle

 

 

School District Budget Figures

Monday, March 31, 2014

 

 

 

 

School District

Budget Total

 Increase %

Smart Schools Allocation

Amagansett UFSD

 $361,850

 13.92

 $31,800

Bridgehampton UFSD

 $656,377

 10.90

 $66,656

Center Moriches UFSD

 $11,544,899

 6.35

 $1,034,558

Comsewogue UFSD

 $26,788,586

 5.30

 $2,813,720

East Hampton UFSD

 $2,760,189

 4.15

 $273,186

East Moriches UFSD

 $6,019,896

 6.83

 $558,853

East Quogue UFSD

 $1,118,558

 10.75

 $119,615

Eastport/South Manor CSD

 $34,518,320

 5.79

 $2,279,065

Fishers Island UFSD

 $267,152

 11.49

 $27,707

Greenport UFSD

 $1,378,419

 8.35

 $140,858

Hampton Bays UFSD

 $4,874,658

 15.83

 $494,867

Longwood CSD

 $80,921,044

 5.62

 $7,772,337

Mattituck-Cutchogue UFSD

 $2,676,307

 6.36

 $273,511

Miller Place UFSD

 $20,342,832

 9.73

 $1,892,970

Montauk UFSD

 $897,671

 18.83

 $89,032

Mount Sinai UFSD

 $15,501,240

 4.73

 $1,618,336

Oysterponds UFSD

 $379,407

 11.72

 $39,910

Port Jefferson UFSD

 $3,315,027

 7.16

 $333,922

Quogue UFSD

 $311,873

 12.68

 $31,741

Remsenburg-Speonk UFSD

 $579,787

 11.32

 $56,703

Riverhead CSD

 $22,226,221

 11.42

 $2,191,853

Rocky Point UFSD

 $25,662,157

 5.79

 $2,450,155

Sag Harbor UFSD

 $1,637,585

 5.92

 $171,720

Shelter Island UFSD

 $589,222

 15.96

 $57,876

Shoreham-Wading River CSD

 $9,425,733

 8.04

 $1,003,429

Southampton UFSD

 $2,601,289

 9.90

 $236,674

Southold UFSD

 $1,666,802

 4.44

 $188,308

Springs UFSD

 $1,374,836

 11.87

 $136,874

Tuckahoe Common School District at Southampton

 $977,701

 7.43

 $96,818

Westhampton UFSD

 $2,502,255

 38.15

 $216,733

William Floyd UFSD

 $111,101,355

 3.51

 $10,398,033

 

 

 

 

Note: Information as available at the time of release