Public schools are one of the most important institutions in our society. They provide every child with a quality education and prepare our youngest generation to be productive citizens. Yet schools are regularly being threatened through funding and legislation.
- East Greenbush CSD is one of six school districts in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties that saw a decline in state aid for 2017-18.
- We are also one of six school districts in the Capital Region that would have a decline in state aid this coming school year, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget.
- The proposed federal budget would cut approximately $433 million from New York state education funding.
These decisions directly affect our schools by forcing cuts to academic programs, extracurricular opportunities and staffing, which creates fewer class sections and more students in each classroom.
Our children need your help. Please advocate for your schools by contacting your elected representatives.
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
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 917
Albany, NY 12247
UNITED STATES CONGRESS