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.
- The 2018-19 NYS Executive Budget shows East Greenbush CSD receiving an additional $180,306 in formula foundation aid or 1.08%. The percentage increase is below the 2.1% Consumer Price Index and well below what is needed to fund the District budget.
- The 2018-19 Executive Budget will decrease state aid to East Greenbush CSD by $965,471 at a time of increased costs to maintain programs and services.
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