At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts began bracing for cuts in state foundation aid, with New York looking at significant budget deficits as a result of the crisis. This week, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., announced that the 2021-22 state budget will include $29.1 billion in public school funding, increasing state support for school districts statewide by $3.1 billion, or 12 percent, over the 2020-21 school year. According to Mr. Thiele, the 2021 budget increases foundation aid by $1.4 billion for a total of $19.8 billion. This would be a full one-third of ... 12 Apr 2021 by Staff Writer
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