In response to public comments at the World Café forum, the East Greenbush Central School District is providing information to community members who would like to contact elected officials about the impact state legislation is having on public schools. 

Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA):



Resources for Issues Facing  EGCSD and other NYS Schools:Ed Speaks

If You Want to Write a Personal Letter to Officials, Here Are Some Important Facts:

  • East Greenbush CSD has cut its budget each of the past four years in response to state aid cuts. To see specific cuts click here.
  • Unfunded mandates are driving up the cost of education. Click here for mandate reform information and resources.
  • The following is an advocacy form letter for residents to use as a starting point for communicating with elected officials. The letter may be used as a template and customized by individual users to suit their needs. Fill in the required information, print and mail to your representatives. The letter can also be sent as an attachment via e-mail.

    • Click here to access the advocacy form letter in Word.
    • Click here to access the advocacy form letter in pdf format.
    • Click here to access the "Call to Action" advocacy toolkit.

Contact information for elected officials who represent all or portions of the East Greenbush Central
School District is listed below:



Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Email form

Governor’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team
Tasked with finding ways to reduce costs of mandated programs, identify ineffective and outdated mandates, and determine how school districts and local governments can have greater ability to control expenses.
Email form

What are the Mandates facing schools?
NYSED released a list of mandates that represent the greatest challenges to districts in terms of financial burden and required time/human capital. Read More...

Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin
NYS Assembly District 107

District Office
258 Hoosick Street
Suite 109
Troy, NY 12180
Fax: 518-272-6313

Albany Office
LOB 533
Albany, NY 12248
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SteveMcNY
Twitter: @SteveMcNY

Senator Kathleen Marchione
NYS Senate District 43

Albany Office
LOB 306
Albany, NY 12247
Email: marchione@nysenate.gov
Twitter: @kathymarchione


United States House of Representatives

Congressman Paul Tonko
61 Columbia Street, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 465-0700
Fax: (518) 427-5107
Contact webpage

Congressman Chris Gibson
2 Hudson St.
Kinderhook, NY12106
Phone: (518) 610-8133
Email form

United States Senate

Senator Charles Schumer
Leo O’Brien Federal Office Building, Rm 420
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 431-4070
Fax: (518) 431-4076
Email form

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Leo W. O’Brien Federal Office Building,Rm 821
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 431-0120
Fax: (518) 431-0128
Email form