PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, May 29th, Examine Alternative Methods of Financing Public Education in New York State




SUBJECT: To examine alternative methods of financing public education in New York State.

PURPOSE: To hear from national experts in economics and school finance about potential alternatives to New York State’s current financing of public education, including additions, alternatives and modifications to existing sources of revenue.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -- 10:00 am

Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B198 State Street, Albany NY

The Senate Committees on Education and Budget and Revenues are jointly undertaking a series of public hearings to learn from national experts about alternative methods of financing public education, with subsequent hearings to explore ways to advance new revenue sources and improve distribution of funding for public schools.

This initial hearing is by invitation only. It is important that the reply form be completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.

30 copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk.  The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements. 

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Senate, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities.  For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Senate facilities and activities.

Senator Shelley Mayer , Chair, Committee on Education

Senator Brian Benjamin, Chair, Committee on Budget and Revenues

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