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January 25, 2018

Districts facing distress show critical need to fully fund public schools

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

ALBANY, N.Y. Jan. 25, 2018 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta today issued the following statement in response to a report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli detailing the number of school districts facing fiscal distress.

“The Comptroller’s report shows significant progress in reducing the number of school districts facing fiscal distress. We will not be satisfied until every school in our state has the resources required to fully support its students. That is why it is critical that we ensure the budget passed in Albany this year fully funds our school aid requirements.”

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

Comptroller Resources

For Comptroller DiNapoli's press statement, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/jan18/012518.htm.

For a list of school districts designated in fiscal stress, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/fiscalmonitoring/schools/stresslist.htm.

To search the complete list of school district fiscal stress scores, visit: http://wwe1.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/fiscalmonitoring/fsms.cfm.

For a copy of the fiscal stress report, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/fiscalmonitoring/pdf/common-themes-for-school-year-2016-17.pdf.

 

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