Upcoming Hearings Will Give NYC Residents Chance to Weigh in on Changes to State School Funding Formula

Originally published in Daily News on November 15, 2019.

“It’s very important we hear how these financial issues translate into schools” said State Sen. Shelley Mayer (D-Westchester), the chair of the Senate’s Education Committee.

New Yorkers will get a chance to lay out their gripes with the controversial funding formula that distributes money to the state’s public school districts in a Queens roundtable with state lawmakers next week.

The discussion, which will be held at Bayside High School at 10am on Nov. 19, is one in a series of community talks the lawmakers are holding as part of an effort to revamp the state’s Foundation Aid Formula, which doles out billions of state dollars each year.