Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
Due to recently announced budget cuts, parents fear they’ll see programs discontinued in the fall, and teachers are worried about their jobs.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
Many organizations will face tough decisions about laying off staff and cutting back services that have been a cornerstone of the city’s much-lauded Community Schools program.
The vote is unlikely to have an immediate impact on school budgets, but delays in approving a formula could hamper principals’ ability to plan and hire staff.
Questions remain about how the city will spend the remainder of billions in federal COVID stimulus funding on New York City’s school system.
Immigration advocates say that public schools can be “largely inaccessible” for thousands of immigrant students.
The delays could discourage some therapists from signing up for similar programs, complicating future efforts to provide extra help to students with disabilities.
One of the largest pushes this year went toward expanding free child care. The city’s public schools will receive just over $12 billion in state funding.
The investment will be spread over four years and could help to stabilize an industry shaken by COVID.
With the end of the school year approaching, NYC schools have spent just about half of this year’s COVID relief, according to a comptroller report.
The largest chunk — about $1.9 billion — will be for an expansion of the city’s pre-K program for 3-year-olds over the next several years.
Tutoring and enrichment programs require finding staff to work extra hours in a moment when educators feel overworked.
With Foundation Aid on the back burner, education advocates and lawmakers are shifting their focus for the next legislative session.
State lawmakers will likely meet the Board of Regents’ budget demands on behalf of school districts for next year.
The credit is available as long until the money for the $3.2 billion federal program runs out. About three-quarters of the money is left.
The education department will distribute a total $18 million to 72 schools with larger than average class sizes so that principals can hire more teachers.
Dyslexia screeners, after-school program for students with disabilities, and adding books more reflective of New York City children are among next year’s ‘academic recovery’ plans.
The budget aims to pave a path for the city’s recovery after the coronavirus pandemic upended two school years for nearly 1 million students.
Advocates, parents and educators say immigrant families need extra communication, more one-on-one academic support and more socio-emotional services as they reacclimate to classrooms.
More than half of the schools whose new contracts start July 1 received a bump in funding that will allow them to expand mental health and academic support for their students, but nearly a third face cuts, and will need to lay off staff and pare down services.
The mayor’s plan leaves 75 schools without a full-time social worker, according to the Independent Budget Office.
Advocates want an office within the education department to provide support for the nearly 5,900 city students in foster care.
NYC’s $500 million ‘academic recovery plan’ relies heavily on assessing kids at the start of the year and leans on high-dosage tutoring and after school remote learning to make up gaps.
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