The Harmed Suburban Five is a coalition of parents, teachers and administrators fighting for funding equity for New York’s Ossining, Port Chester, Glen Cove, Riverhead and Westbury school districts.
For the last decade these five school districts have faced a severe funding shortage — increasing class sizes, impacting graduation rates, and threatening critical programs like Pre-K, science classes and Advanced Placement courses. They currently receive less than 50 percent of the Foundation Aid funding they’re entitled to. The Harmed Suburban Five are united in calling on state lawmakers to increase Foundation Aid funding levels to the state average of 80 percent.
What Makes These Districts Unique?
15% or more increase in student enrollment
30% or more increase in the number of English Language Learners
25% or more decrease in the Combined Wealth Ratio, measuring community wealth
49% or more 3-year Free & Reduced-Price Lunch applicant average
Time until the end of the fiscal year budget
Contact Your Legislators
The funding shortages in Ossining, Glen Cove, Port Chester, Riverhead and Westbury school districts are hurting students and threatening essential programs.
Tell Albany to fulfill its financial obligation to our schools and our children and fund New York’s school districts equitably.
Senator David Carlucci
Senator Pete Harckham
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle
Senator James Gaughran
Senator Shelley Mayer
Senator Anna M. Kaplan
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Join the fight for equitable school funding! Send a message of support for adequate Foundation Aid funding for the Harmed Suburban Five school districts.