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Statement from NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the governor's budget proposal

FOR RELEASE: January 15, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell


Governor Cuomo’s budget continues his crusade to erode local-level school decision making by proposing a state formula to determine funding for individual school buildings and making the tax cap permanent.

We appreciate the governor’s desire to direct funds to the neediest schools, but we disagree with the notion that a state formula devised in Albany can distribute funds to thousands of individual school buildings more fairly and effectively than the locally elected board of education in those communities.

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NYSSBA gives state legislators set of proposals on state aid

On Board Online • January 14, 2019

By Brian Fessler
Deputy Director of Governmental Relations

As school districts throughout New York State experience significant increases in student need - from poverty, to special education enrollments, to new English language learners - NYSSBA is advocating for a $2.2 billion increase in state aid in the 2019-20 budgetary year.

Combined with limitations created by the property tax cap and other local funding, this proposed state aid increase would represent less than a 4.5 percent increase in revenue for school districts statewide.

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