• #HarmedSuburbanFive

    Ossining - Port Chester - Glen Cove - Riverhead - Westbury


    New York State Aid

  • 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. Despite increased enrollment and a decrease in community wealth, they currently receive less than 55 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.

  • Sign the Petition: Fund Our Schools

    The Harmed Suburban Five are facing budget deficits in the millions this year. Urge Albany lawmakers to fill the budget gap before the fiscal year ends on March 31 and fund all school districts fairly!

  • 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


    Glen Cove

    Senator James Gaughran


    Port Chester

    Senator Shelley Mayer



    Senator Anna M. Kaplan


  • Tweet Your Support

    Join the fight for equitable school funding! Send a message of support for adequate Foundation Aid funding for the Harmed Suburban Five school districts.