Board of Regents seek $2 billion in school aid

ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Board of Regents is seeking a $2 billion increase in school aid.

The board, which sets education policy, says the recommendation would drive more money to districts with the greatest needs and advance priorities like early childhood learning.

In all, the Regents recommend the state spend $24.4 billion on education in the next fiscal year. About $600 million would go to restore the gap elimination adjustment funding–money that the state has diverted from schools to help close budget deficits.

Governor Cuomo willl release his budget proposal in January.

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