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Skoufis on proposed state aid cuts to education: “Over our dead bodies”

GOSHEN Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R), of Deerpark, and State Senator James Skoufis (D), of Cornwall, vowed on Friday to oppose Governor Hochul’s proposed reductions to education aid in the state’s 2024–25 budget.

At Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School in Goshen, Orange County school superintendents joined the two lawmakers.

Skoufis conveyed a clear message.

He added that we would really be over our dead bodies to let the governor’s idea make it into the final budget.

Brabenec also did not hold back.

The governor’s idea is absurd on its face. He stated that in order to make education in the State of New York the greatest in the country, we must ensure that we provide our children with the appropriate amount of funding and collaborate with as many partners as possible.

The state aid hold harmless clause, which guaranteed that no school district would get less money than the previous year, is also eliminated in the governor’s proposed budget.

According to Superintendent Jeff White, Hochul’s budget would see a 40% reduction in foundation aid in the Monroe-Woodbury school district.


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