Schools to lose over $500K in state funding


Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-New York) announced the FY 2025 Executive Budget, which is proposed to make “significant investments to make New York more affordable, more livable, and safer.”

Local school districts, under new metrics in the 2025 budget, will see a decrease in state funding:

  • Eastport South Manor:
    -$86,242 (-.3 percent)
  • East Moriches:
    -$476,287 (-7.3 percent)
  • Center Moriches:
    -$211,518 (-1.01 percent)

The executive office has touted the budget as “record-breaking investments in public education... since taking office, Gov. Hochul has increased school funding by record amounts—a total of $6 billion over two years—and includes a proposal to ensure every school district utilizes instructional best practices grounded in the science of reading.”

This year, the proposed budget includes the highest amount of school aid in New York State’s history, including:

  • -$35.3 billion in total school aid, an increase of $825 million (2.4 percent) from FY24. This includes a $507 million increase in Foundation Aid.
  • -$10 million to train 20,000 teachers and teaching assistants in best practices for evidence-based literacy instructional practices.
  • -Four-year extension of Mayoral Control over New York City public schools.
  • -$1.2 billion for SUNY and CUNY capital projects.
  • -$207 million for SUNY and CUNY operations.
  • -$2.75 million for the SUNY Empire State Service Corps, offering students community service work opportunities.
  • -$2.5 million for the operating costs of SUNY’s participation in the Empire AI consortium.
  • -$2 million for SUNY’s role in NY SWIMS.
  • -$1.5 million for the State Weather Risk Communication Center at the University at Albany


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