Important Advocacy Update

This is an important week for the future of our schools and our students and teachers need your help. Please take a moment to educate yourself on some of these active issues that will affect your child’s education. Strong support from parents is necessary in order to make change!

The state legislature is about to negotiate the education portion of the state budget before a final April 1st vote.
Significant elements underfund NY public schools and undermine local control of school districts.
Please click on the links below to learn about and consider joining the following letter writing campaigns organized by the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association.


The Governor must release the state aid runs without delay or contingencies.
Without projected aid runs, school districts can not responsibly develop their budgets or adequately involve our communities in the process.


The Governor’s education proposal requires significant reform and should not be tied to the State budget.


The NYS Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) has reduced the state’s financial obligations to public schools in order to close the state’s budget.
Now is the time to work together to eliminate the GEA and recoup the state education funding owed to our children.



For further information about reactions to the Governor’s education proposals, see this link: