Posted by on October 14, 2021 8:01 am
Categories: Breaking News Epoch Times News

Despite Added Funding, School Counselors in NYC Remain in Short Supply, Officials Say

While additional dollars have been infused into school systems in New York’s most recent statewide budget, the appropriations still are not meeting critical needs for schools in the state’s largest city, officials said at a recent Senate hearing. When former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s 2021-22 budget this spring, the spending plan included increased contributions to public education, fortified through $12 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding. Additionally, the current budget includes a 7.6 percent, or $1.4 billion, increase to foundational aid, the statewide formula used for funding school districts. With a half-year into the state’s current budget, members of the New York Senate Committee on Education recently took testimony from school officials throughout the New York City area and heard a range of concerns – including a lack of guidance counselors – as the 2021-22 school year has gotten underway. In testimony delivered to the Senate panel at …

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