Weisenberg Successfully Fights for Increased School Aid

Increased school aid will improve education and help keep Nassau County affordable
March 30, 2012
Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Nassau County) announced that he helped pass an on-time 2012-13 state budget that provides hardworking Long Island families with more education funding and property tax relief (A.9057-D). The final budget increases school aid by $1.89 million for school districts in 20th Assembly District, for a total of $56.07 million in school aid.

“Making sure our children receive a top-notch education has always been a priority of mine,” Assemblyman Weisenberg said. “With these increases in funding, we ensure our schools and educators have the resources they need to provide a quality education to our children while working to help keep Nassau County affordable.”

The budget also increases non-public school aid by $7 million statewide and increases aid to public libraries by $3.9 million statewide. Additionally, Nassau Community College (NCC) will see an increase of $2.9 million in funding. These funds will help reduce property taxes, keep communities college affordable, and keep our libraries open.

“With this year’s state budget, we have worked to provide quality education opportunities to all New Yorkers,” Assemblyman Weisenberg said. “Everyone in our community – children, college students, library patrons, and homeowners – benefit from this budget.”