Gov. Hochul announces 10% boost in school aid as part of proposed state budget

Gov. Hochul says that would be the largest school aid increase in state history - boosting aid to K-12 school districts by 10%.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2023, 10:14 PM

Updated 446 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul says schools across the state would see a total of $34.5 billion in aid if her budget proposal is approved.
Hochul says that would be the largest school aid increase in state history - boosting aid to K-12 school districts by 10%.
Hempstead Union Free School District Superintendent Regina Armstrong says her district is heavily dependent on state aid to ensure they have enough money for public and charter schools.
"This gives us the opportunity to not only maintain the programs that we have in place, such as our after-school programs, having AIS (Academic Intervention Service) teachers available to our students during the day to address their needs, making certain our high school has enough teachers to teach advance placement courses, as well as addressing the career, tech education pieces of it," said Armstrong.
The Legislature has until April 1 to approve a budget.
In a statement to News 12 on Wednesday, the Senate Republican leader said in part, "The governor's proposed budget continues to tax and spend without providing any real relief to struggling New York families and business."


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