Mayor proposes additional cuts of $800 million to DOE; how school budgets would be affected unclear

January 13, 2023 Yesterday, the Mayor released his preliminary budget for next year.  DOE as a whole would be cut by another $800 million, over and above a cut of an additional $176 million made in November.  Though more than $500 million of these reductions appear to relate to the decision to halt the further […]

January 13, 2023 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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$1.1 billion in unspent funds by DOE for FY 2020 and FY 2021 – making cuts to schools even more outrageous

See below; a budget presentation by the DOE dated June 21, showing unspent allocations to schools and districts of $1.1 billion from FY 2020 and FY 2021, which administrators are urged to cancel so they the funds can be used by DOE in the future. These funds are in addition to the $8 billion in […]

June 23, 2022 in Uncategorized, Updates by

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Galaxy budget cuts to schools at more than $1.7B as of June 13, far larger than reported

Total Galaxy cuts to schools as of June 13, 2022, sorted by Council district, added up to more than $1.7 billion – far more than the $215 million in Fair Student Funding that is widely reported. Though more funding will be added to schools after that date, it generally is limited and supposed to be […]

June 19, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized by

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Please help us advocate against the egregious budget cuts planned for schools next year!

April 27, 2022 Yesterday, Mayor Adams announced his executive budget, and though he he added $1.2 billion for various initiatives, including even more funding for the police, he is still planning to cut school budgets by $375 million over the next three years, which combined with unidentified school budget “efficiency savings” of this year, would […]

April 27, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Updates by

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Leonie Haimson’s testimony on School Facilities before the NYC Council Education Committee

Attached is Leonie Haimson’s testimony on school facilities before the NYC Council Education Committee on June 24, 2013. Haimson specifically focused on school overcrowding, which is worsening because of enrollment increases, colocations, and poor planning on the part of DOE. Read it here: [scribd id=149916029 key=key-2lzybgxaflxlxlygdse mode=scroll]

June 25, 2013 in Testimonies & Comments by

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