Modernizing our classrooms
In a clear victory for New York City schoolchildren, Assemblyman Michael
Cusick helped negotiate a legislative 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
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.
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.