Schools are one of the most important institutions in our society. Yet they are being threatened by the current fiscal crisis and an unwillingness on the part of state government to take action. The state has denied local school districts crucial resources needed for students with the implementation of the Gap Elimination Adjustment, new mandates and the state’s tax levy limit, and put the burden on taxpaying residents.
The time for change is now. Please read through the following information and advocate for your schools.
Mandates are a list of services that New York State requires school districts to provide. While some increase accountability and improve educational quality, they also limit flexibility and increase the cost of education.
Contact Your Elected Representatives
NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE
Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin
NYS Assembly District 107
258 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180
Albany, NY 12248
Senator Kathleen Marchione
NYS Senate District 43
1 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Halfmoon, NY 12065
188 State Street Legislative Office Building, Room 918
Albany, NY 12247
UNITED STATES CONGRESS