(Long Island, NY) Senator John Brooks (D-Seaford) is pleased to announce an additional $17.8 million in 2018-2019 Foundation Aid for school districts in the 8th Senate District. That is 3.54% more than the 2017-2018 school aid amount.
New York State Senator John Brooks: “I’m thrilled by the overall growth of aid for SD-8 school districts.” Photo Credit: Office of Senator John Brooks.
A former school board Vice-President, Brooks is keenly aware of the challenges faced by both taxpayers and school districts to provide high quality education to students. Brooks secured more than $19.3 million in increased aid to the district – an additional $8.2 million from the proposed Executive Budget — or a total increase of 2.62% without building aid.
Brooks said, “I’m thrilled by the overall growth of aid for SD-8 school districts. I will continue fighting to secure additional aid and seek ways to further reduce property taxes on overburdened homeowners. I am particularly happy to announce increased funding for high-need school districts, areas that are not only under assault from Trump’s federal tax plan, but areas that are often left behind in terms of school funding — Copiague, Amityville, Wyandanch, Roosevelt, and Freeport.”
While the federal tax plan has launched an assault on taxpayers on Long Island, in effect jeopardizing the formula by which New York State funds its schools, Brooks has led the charge to protect both taxpayers and schoolchildren. Brooks is dedicated to ensuring that schools are fully funded and supported to provide the highest quality education to all students.