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Advocacy

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

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

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
518-474-8390
Email form
Twitter: @NYGovCuomo
Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorAndrewCuomo

NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE

Vacant Seat
NYS Assembly District 107
District Office
258 Hoosick Street
Suite 109
Troy, NY 12180
518-272-6149
Fax: 518-272-6313

Albany Office
LOB 533
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5777

Assemblyman John McDonald III
NYS Assembly District 108
Albany Office
LOB 417
518-455-4474
Email: McDonaldJ@assembly.state.ny.us
Facebook: Facebook.com/assemblymemberjohn.mcdonald
Twitter: @johnmcdonald108

Senator Kathleen Marchione
NYS Senate District 43
District Office
1 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Halfmoon, NY 12065
518-371-2751
Fax: 518-371-2753

Albany Office
188 State Street Legislative Office Building, Room 917
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2381

Email: marchione@nysenate.gov
Facebook: Facebook.com/Marchione2012 (must login)
Twitter: @kathymarchione

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

Congressman Paul Tonko
19 Dove St., Suite 302
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-465-0700
Fax: 518-427-5107
Email form
Twitter: @RepPaulTonko
Facebook: Facebook.com/reppaultonko

Congressman John Faso
2 Hudson Street
Kinderhook, NY12106
Phone: 518-610-8133
Email form
Twitter: @RepJohnFaso
Facebook: Facebook.com/johnfasony

Senator Charles Schumer
Leo O’Brien Federal Office Building, Room 420
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-431-4070
Fax: 518-431-4076
Email form
Twitter: @SenSchumer
Facebook: Facebook.com/senschumer

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Leo W. O’Brien Federal Office Building
11A Clinton Ave., Room 821
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-431-0120
Fax: 518-431-0128
Email form
Twitter: @SenGillibrand
Facebook: Facebook.com/KirstenGillibrand