Long Beach City School District warns of proposed $4.3 million loss in foundation aid

District officials say this could lead to staff layoffs, program cuts and the possible closing of an elementary school.

News 12 Staff

Mar 26, 2024, 9:36 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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Long Beach City School District warns of proposed $4.3 million loss in foundation aid
The Long Beach City School District says a proposed $4.3 million loss in state foundation aid could result in staff layoffs, program cuts and the possible closing of an elementary school.
The district sent a letter calling on parents and students to call on government officials to provide more funding.
The letter had a script for the community to send to officials saying in part, "As residents of the Long Beach City School District, we have been informed by district leaders that the proposal would reduce Foundation Aid to Long Beach by more than $4.3 million dollars this year, with additional cuts likely in subsequent years. This would have a devastating effect on our district’s programs, and would negatively affect the more than 3,500 students who attend our district schools; nearly 30% of those students live below NYS poverty thresholds."
A Board of Education meeting was held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the East Elementary School gymnasium.


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