City, BX schools set to see increase in funding

THE BRONX - Schools in the Bronx and the rest of the city are set to see a boost in funding from Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.).The governor will be unveiling his state budget proposal Tuesday. The proposal calls for city schools to see $8.1 billion in funding for the 2008-09 year. Aides to Gov. Spitzer say the proposal includes $490 million to run the schools on a daily basis, a 7 percent increase over the current budget.Some are criticizing the proposal. The executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education say the increase is 28 percent less than originally proposed. Critics say the proposal will mean fewer chances for more teachers, which would limit efforts to reduce class sizes.According to the Associated Press, most of the funding in the governor's budget plan will focus on building aid.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 1 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Bronx residents teamed up with Comedian Jon Stewart 3 Volunteers clean up Bronx River for Earth Day
Woman claims Fitbit exploded on her wrist 4 Woman claims Fitbit exploded on her wrist
Some local health workers are pushing a new 5 Health workers push Healthy Beverage Zone challenge

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE