State Aid & New York State Public School Districts

Our Schools Remain At Risk- Syracuse City Schools Deserve and Need Increased State Support

A presentation by Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Consortium  in Syracuse, NY on Monday March 16, 2015 at the Bishop Harrison Center on Lancaster Avenue.

With the “one house” budget bills from the Assembly and Senate now released in response to Governor's budget proposal, state government is entering the final two weeks of budget negotiations before the budget is due on April 1.

This teach-in on the state budget was organized by the Green Party to inform the Syracuse community on the impact of the pending state budget on Syracuse schools, city services, and Centro so they can make their concerns known to their state legislators.

The teach-in featured an hour-long presentation by Dr. Rick Timbs of the Statewide School Finance Consortium on how the state budget impacts the Syracuse City School District budget, including the impact of the Gap Elimination Adjustment and the shortfall in Foundation Aid funding.

View the Presentation Slide Show Here.


Additional Presenters included Pearler Washington of the Local 580 of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the Centro budget, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party on an overview of the state budget, and Raymond Blackwell of Save Our Schools on bringing parents and teachers together to support Syracuse schools.

View Video of All Speakers Here.


Exclusive Video Courtesy of Independent Media CNY.


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