New York State School Boards Association

Shortchanging Students


Over the Cliff: School District Finances on the Edge

New York State schools are poised to lay off some 14,800 teachers if the governor’s proposed state education cuts are enacted.  Another 5000+ jobs could be lost through a combination of teacher retirements and attrition, as well as layoffs, retirements and attrition of non-teaching staff. 

“Shortchanging Schools,” a report issued jointly by the New York State Council of School Superintendents and the New York State School Boards Association, illustrates the impact of the state aid cuts on New York’s schools.  The report is based on a survey of school superintendents, and includes a regional breakdown of cuts and impacts on schools.

Full Report (8 pages - 243 KB) 


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