Partial Restoration of Education Aid Helpful, But Still Leaves Schools Districts in Precarious Position
Speaking on the Senate floor, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) acknowledged that the recently enacted NYS FY 2011-12 budget was a difficult budget for difficult times. But she credited her colleagues in the Legislature and Governor Cuomo with restoring millions in state education aid. This will partially ease the burden on school districts already weathering serious economic challenges.
Senate and Assembly Budget Proposals Would Reallocate Funds from Competitive Education Grants
The New York State Senate voted earlier this week to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget Resolution, which will form the basis for further negotiations with the Assembly and the Executive Branch on the final FY 2012-23 budget.
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), the Ranking Member of the Senate Education Committee, fought for several changes in the proposed Education budget that were included in the Senate Resolution. Chief among them was the proposal to reallocate $200 million from the Governor’s competitive performance grant program to increase State Aid to education.