Private schools want state to pay up

THE BRONX - Private schools in the Bronx and throughout New York are calling on the state to return nearly $234 million they say they're owed in payroll tax reimbursements.

Both private and public schools make MTA bailout payroll tax payments, but under current law, only public institutions are reimbursed. In addition, private schools only receive 92 percent of what they pay to fund state mandates, such as keeping attendance records.

Parents who have children at St. Raymond Elementary School in the Bronx say they want the state to treat them fairly.

"We are fighting for equality, for what is due to us," says parent Diana Digirolamo.

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