Some LI school districts could get millions more dollars in state aid under Gov. Hochul's proposed budget

Brentwood and Hempstead are among the 77 Long Island school districts that would see school aid increases from the state next year if a proposed budget by the Gov. Kathy Hochul is passed.
According to Hochul's proposal, Hempstead would get an increase in state aid of more than $26 million and Brentwood would see an increase of more than $15 million.
As News 12 has reported, state budget officials said the changes to school funding are meant to help districts that need more money.
In a statement to News 12, Brentwood Union Free School District Interim Superintendent of Schools Wanda Ortiz-Rivera said, "I am pleased with the preliminary budget numbers but recognize it is early in the budget planning process and figures can change. I will be meeting with my administrative team and Board of Education in the coming days and weeks ahead to discuss how we can potentially utilize the anticipated funds in the best interest of our students and overall community."