Assemblyman Camara Assemblyman
Karim
Camara
New York City
Education

District Office: 231 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn, New York 11225 • (718) 756-1776
Legislative budget a victory for New York City children

State Budget Highlights

$1.8 billion more for NYC school construction

$501 million increase in NYC education funding

$25 million more for NYC pre-K

$88.9 million for class size reduction

In a clear victory for New York school children, the Legislative budget fulfills the capital funding requirements outlined in the CFE decision. The Legislature’s capital construction program, EXpanding our Children’s Education and Learning (EXCEL) provides $1.8 billion for New York City capital construction on top of building aid.

The budget also helps the city stretch school construction money further by increasing the cap for the Transitional Finance Authority by $9.4 billion to help fund the cost of New York City’s current capital plan, and secures building aid payments to the city to support the increase.

Record increase in state aid for schools

Our plan includes a record $1.362 billion increase in education funding over last year, including a nearly 7 percent increase in formula-based school aid. New York City schools will receive $501 million more than last year - or $220 million more than the governor proposed. The budget provides additional support for New York City schools, including:

  • $25 million more for pre-K to help the city to serve an additional 7,500 4-year-olds

  • continuing $88.9 million for class size reduction grants for overcrowded schools

  • a $13.8 million increase in aid for students with limited English proficiency

Enhancing education

Libraries provide research and resource materials to enhance what children learn in the classroom. To keep New York State libraries up to date, the Legislative budget provides:

  • $5.7 million to ensure library aid keeps up with local population growth and other rising costs

  • $14 million for capital projects to help local libraries modernize their facilities and invest in new educational technology

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The Legislature also restored cuts to several programs, providing increases over the governor’s budget for New York City of:

  • $70 million for special education

  • $10.7 million for Teacher Centers

  • $1.6 million for the Teacher Mentor Intern Program




CFE victory for New York City schools makes the grade

Bipartisan budget provides more for education than governor’s budget, including:
  • a $25 million increase to expand universal pre-K classes in New York City - helping the city serve an additional 7,500 4-year-olds

  • a $13.8 million increase in aid for city students with limited English proficiency

  • $70 million for special education to help children reach their full potential

  • $10.7 million for Teacher Centers, where teachers can sharpen their skills to better help students

  • $1.6 million for the Teacher Mentor Intern Program to train better teachers

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Modernizing our classrooms

In a clear victory for New York City school children, Assemblyman Camara helped negotiate a budget that provides $2.6 billion to renovate and expand school buildings, providing safe, modern classrooms for our children. New York City schools will receive $1.8 billion to help modernize our schools.

The agreement also ensures that nearly $10 billion more will be invested in New York City schools to move our children’s classes out of the hallways and closets and into rooms where students can actually learn. Assemblyman Camara efforts will move schoolconstruction forward.

A+ Helping students achieve

The investment in local schools is part of a record $1.36 billion increase in education funding over last year - helping our children succeed in a global economy. New York City schools will receive $501 million more than last year - $220 million more than the governor proposed.

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Holding schools accountable

To make sure tax dollars make it to the classroom, the budget doubles the money for state comptroller audits of schools, providing $2.8 million over last year to root out waste and corruption.




Assemblyman Camara
Assemblyman
Karim Camara

Room 827 LOB, Albany, New York 12248 • (518) 455-5262
231 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn, New York 11225 • (718) 756-1776



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