• #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. 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

  • 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.

    Ossining

    Senator David Carlucci

    carlucci@nysenate.gov

    Ossining

    Senator Pete Harckham

    harckham@nysenate.gov

    Riverhead

    Senator Kenneth P. LaValle

    lavalle@nysenate.gov

    Glen Cove

    Senator James Gaughran

    gaughran@nysenate.gov

    Port Chester

    Senator Shelley Mayer

    smayer@nysenate.gov

    Westbury

    Senator Anna M. Kaplan

    kaplan@nysenate.gov

  • 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.