LI schools could lose Title I funding
School budgets across Long Island are approved and ready to go, but money that districts are relying on from Washington may not arrive.
Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to take Title I money away from New York and send it to Southern and Western states. Title I helps provide students with extra instruction to help them reach academic standards.
The amount of money each school district receives is determined by the percentage of children from low-income families, but school officials and lawmakers say all students would be affected.
Brentwood schools get the most money on Long Island, receiving more than $3.8 million. If Long Island loses Title I funding, Brentwood would receive $2.7 million -- and some schools on the Island may not receive any money.