LI schools face cuts despite restored funding

Many Long Island schools are facing a record number of cuts, despite the restoration of $45 million in state education aid in the state's newly

CENTRAL ISLIP - Many Long Island schools are facing a record number of cuts, despite the restoration of $45 million in state education aid in the state's newly passed budget.

School officials say that the money they're getting back is still not enough to make up for the budget cuts they've already proposed. At Central Islip High School, students say they're going to fight for their teachers after 154 were told they could lose their jobs.

In Brentwood, Superintendent Joseph Bond says his schools lost $11 million in state aid, and will now only have $1.8 million restored. He says he's grateful for every dollar, but that cuts will still be needed because state aid makes up for three-quarters of the budget.

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